Aim: Cardiac disorder is a disease that affected many people. This disease not only affects the body but also results in depression and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of two months exercise rehabilitation on anxiety and somatisation of CABG patients.
Method: Our subjects were 60 patients that were under surgery in one of the city’s main hospitals. From these, 930 patients who went to cardiovascular research center were put in the exercise rehabilitation group and 30 patients who did not go to rehabilitation were put to the control group. Then rehabilitation group performed 90 minutes exercise session 3 times per week for 8 weeks and the control group did not experience any beneficial physical activities. Subjects completed the SAS questionnaire before and after the rehabilitation program.In doing so we were able to assess the amount of anxiety and somatisation.
Results: The findings demonstrated that there was a significant decrease in anxiety in exercise rehabilitation group compare to the control group (p=0.014). In addition, we observed reduction in somatisation but it was not statistically significant (p= 0.25).
Conclusion: Exercise rehabilitation may be a good method to prevent mental disorder and modify the post effects of coronary artery bypass surgery.
Key words: Exercise rehabilitation, Anxiety, Somatisation, CABG patients