Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol48,No5

Predictor of Activities of Daily Living(ADL)Disability in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Surgery
Shinji Mizuta* Shinya Takahashi** Mayo Oshita*
Miwa Arakawa* Akira Katayama*

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima City Asa Citizens Hospital*, Hiroshima, Japan, and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima University Hospital**, Hiroshima, Japan)

Objectives:The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative 10 m gait speed and ADL disability in patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery. Methods:There were 131 patients who underwent scheduled cardiovascular surgery and pre and postoperative ADL evaluation from June 2014 to December 2017 in our hospital. A total of 19 patients, including 13 whose Barthel Index(BI)was lower than before surgery at discharge and 6 who had a long-term hospital stay of 6 weeks or more after surgery, was defined as the ADL disability group. The other 119 patients were defined as the control group. We retrospectively compared the two groups and searched for predictors of postoperative ADL disability. Results and Conclusions:An independent predictor of postoperative ADL disability was identified:more than 7.04 seconds for walking 10m.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 48:299-304(2019)

Keywords:ADL disability;gait speed;Barthel Index;frailty

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