Assessment of physical activity using waist-worn accelerometers in hospitalized heart failure patients and its relationship with kansas city cardiomyopathy questionnaire

Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Nozomi Niimi, Ayumi Goda, Makoto Takei, Takehiro Kimura, Takashi Kohno, Masataka Kawana, Keiichi Fukuda, Shun Kohsaka

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Abstract

The health benefits of physical activity have been widely recognized, yet there is limited information on associations between accelerometer-related parameters and established patient-re-ported health status. This study investigated the association between the waist-worn accelerometer measurements, cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX), and results of the Kansas City Cardiomy-opathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) in heart failure (HF) patients hospitalized for acute decompensation. A total of 31 patients were enrolled and wore a validated three-axis accelerometer for 2 weeks and completed the short version of the KCCQ after removing the device. Daily step counts, exercise time (metabolic equivalents × hours), and %sedentary time (sedentary time/device-equipped time) were measured. Among the measured parameters, the best correlation was observed between %seden-tary time and the KCCQ overall and clinical summary scores (r = −0.65 and −0.65, each p < 0.001). All of the individual domains of the KCCQ (physical limitation, symptom frequency, and quality of life), with the exception of the social limitation domain, showed moderate correlations with %sed-entary time. Finally, oxygen consumption assessed by CPX demonstrated only weak associations with the accelerometer-measured parameters. An accelerometer could complement the KCCQ results in accurately assessing the physical activity in HF patients immediately after hospitalization, albeit its correlation with CPX was at most moderate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4103
JournalJournal of Clinical Medicine
Volume10
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep

Keywords

  • Accelerom-eter
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Heart failure
  • Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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