:: Volume 20, Issue 2 (2018 2018) ::
J Mil Med 2018, 20(2): 212-221 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of Quality of Life and Its Effective Factors in Military Patients and Relatives with Coronary Artery Disease in Tehran, Iran, 2016– A Cross Sectional Study
Amir Hosein Pishgooie, Halime Zare Shorakie , Armin Zareiyan, Foroozan Atashzadeh Shoorideh, Mohammad Forghani
Valiasr Hospital, NAJA, Tehran, Iran , 786halimezare@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Knowing the factors affecting the life quality of subjects with coronary artery disease can help design their care program. The aim of this study was to determine quality of life and its effective factors in military patients and their relatives with coronary artery disease.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in military patients and relatives with coronary artery disease referred to selected military hospitals in Tehran, Iran, using convenience sampling from February to August 2016. Demographic data were recorded. The Nottingham questionnaire was used to assess quality of life in six areas: energy level, pain, emotional reaction, sleep, social isolation, sleep and physical activity.
Results: The mean age of 250 coronary patients referred to selected military hospitals was 57.27±6.68 years, most of them were male (71.2%), married (89.6%) and retired (60.8%). There was a significant difference between the mean scores of quality of life in the participants with to sex, job, income, education level and daily activities (p<0.05), and the life quality of retired men and higher education than diploma was better in all sections. Patients who exercised had a better quality of life score in all areas except sleep (p <0.05). Also, those with fewer periods of illness had less pain and performed more physical activity.
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that demographic factors have effects on the quality of life of military patients and relatives with coronary artery disease. Life quality of these people can be improved with more attention to some lifestyle factors such as exercise, walking, occupation, early planning and conducting of necessary interventions.
Keywords: Coronary artery disease, Quality of life, Military personnel
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2017/11/14 | Accepted: 2018/03/8 | Published: 2018/05/10

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