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A Comparative Study on the Myocardial Infarction Patients' Quality of Life and Healthy People Golestan of Iran

Abdollahi, A.A. and Roohi, G. and Rahman, H. and Nassiri, H. (2012) A Comparative Study on the Myocardial Infarction Patients' Quality of Life and Healthy People Golestan of Iran. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH, 7 (26). pp. 50-56. ISSN 1735-7012

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Abstract

Introduction: Nowadays, the incidence of Myocardial infarction is increasing day-to-day which in turn, it makes various functional, physical and emotional complications in daily living activities of patients after recovery of sever stages of disease. Consequently, the quality of life among these groups of patients is a main concern of all health care providers. Since, treatment results in medicine and nursing is depended on patients' points of view getting, this study was conducted to evaluate quality of life items between post myocardial infarction patients and peer healthy people in order to do necessary comparisons. Methods: Using a descriptive-analytic cross-sectional study, fifty post myocardial infarction patients after two months of recovery at 5-Azar hospital of Gorgan city, and fifty healthy people were adopted randomly with considering of matching criteria such as sex, age, social class, and educational level. Using SF-36 questionnaire, 8 items of quality of life were measured according to the respondents' perceptions. Data were analyzed statistically by using SPSS Version … according to parametric and nonparametric (Mann-Whitney U test). Results: Participants at each group consisted of 64 males and 36 females with a mean age of 57 year-of-old that the majority of them were low literacy, and the majority of women were housewife. The non-parametric analysis (Mann-Whitney U Test) indicated that seven items of quality of life such as Physical Functioning (PF), Role Physical (RP), General Health (GH), Vitality (VT), Social Functioning (SF), Role Emotional (RF), and Mental Health (MH) between these two groups of study were statistically significant (P<0.005). In case, Bodily Pain (BP) was not significant statistically between two groups of study. Conclusion: The findings indicated despite of curing after myocardial infarction, there is a considerable decrease in the quality of life level of the patients which in turn call for effective follow-up and rehabilitative programs by all of the health care providers such as nurses and physicians.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, JUN 16-19, 2010
Subjects: موارد کلی
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 10:13
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 05:47
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4009

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