Functional capacity of patients with coronary artery disease at middle age
Keywords:Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Disease, Middle age disease, Angina, Myocardial Infarction
Objectives: The study aims to identify the functional capacity for patients with coronary artery disease at middle age, and to find out the significant relation between functional capacity domains with variables patients gender, age, marital status, level of education, and income.
Methodology: Descriptive analytical study was carried out in the out patients and medical unite for cardiac ward Eben-Al-Betarr Hospital, Gazee Al-Harere Hospital, Eben Al-Naffes Hospital, and Baghdad Teaching Hospital. A purposive sample of 150 adults patients who have coronary artery disease were attending to the hospital in Baghdad. The questionnaire was composed of three parts and introductory page that invite the subjects to participate in the study, which consist of socio- demographic information sheet, and Short-Form 36- questionnaires (WHO). Determination of reliability of the items scale was based upon the internal consistency of the questionnaire was assessed by calculating Cronbach s' Coefficient alpha = .781. The researcher used the appropriate statistical methods in the data analysis, which include the descriptive data analysis, and Inferential data analysis.
Results: The results of study revealed that the high percentage (58.0%) of study sample were males at age 50-55 years old, (58.7%) continuous married, (29.3%) were Institute certificate, (52.0%) were barely sufficient income, there were highly significant relation between Physical Function and health status and patients gender, there were highly significant relation between level of education and income with Physical role, and there were highly significant relation between marital status and Social role at P ≤ 0.05 level.
Recommendation: the researcher recommends educational strategies for CAD patients about better understanding for their disease and how motivate the life style according to chronic disease.
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Copyright (c) 2014 Ali Kathum Jassem / Dr. Khalida Alwan mansour
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