Patients' Health Related Quality of Life after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention i n Baghdad City.
Keywords:coronary artery disease, after percutaneous coronary intervention, , health related quality of life
Objectives: The study aims to assess the patients' health related quality of life and find out the association between the gender, age, marital status, educational level, employment, body mass index, severity of disease vessels, and number of implanted stents with health related quality of life.
Methodology: descriptive study design is starting in October / 2nd. /2012 to the 30th/ July/ 2013 was carried out at Iraqi center for heart diseases, Ibn Al-Nafees for cardiac surgery hospital and Ibn- Al-Betar specialist center for cardiac surgery in Baghdad City. purposive (non probability) sample consist of 100 patients collected through interview method by using questionnaires composed of two parts, first part composed of demographic and medical history data and second part includes short form 12 item health survey scale to measure health related quality of life. Reliability of the questionnaires was determine by calculating Cronbach s' Coefficient alpha = .882. Descriptive data analysis was done through frequency, percentage mean, standard deviation and relative sufficiency and inferential data analysis was done by contingency coefficient.
Results: The results of the present study revealed that the patients have low level in quality of life for the general health and vitality domains, moderate level in quality of life for physical function, bodily pain and mental health domains, and high level in quality of life for role physical, role emotional and social health domains after percutaneous coronary intervention, and the findings revealed there were significant association between age and physical function and role physical; marital status and general health, bodily pain and vitality; level of education and general health at P-0.05 value.
Recommendations: According to present findings the researcher recommends to prepare educational program related to quality of life domains for patients after PCI .
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