Effect of physiotherapy on quality of life after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A randomized study
were allocated to the PT group completed 16 sessions of classic PT. QoL assessments of all participants were performed before and after the program in the form of a short form?36 health survey. An independent sample t?test and an ANCOVA were performed for the purpose of statistical analyses. Results: The QoL scores of the patients (mean age = 62.08 years) who underwent PT significantly improved after the intervention (P < 0.001). A significant difference between groups was observed (P < 0.001) in both the mental component summary and physical component summary variables. Conclusion: PT can help relieve pain, reduce depression, help
patients more effectively perform the tasks of everyday living, and help ease the symptoms of other disabilities associated with cardiac
surgery. In the current study, the implementation of a PT program improved the patient’s mental health and increased their QoL.
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