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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2005, 15(1): 41-46 Back to browse issues page
The longitudinal effect of health education on health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery bypass surgery
Dehdari T , Hashemifard T , Heidarnia AR , Kazemnejad A * 1
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Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the longitudinal effect of the health education program on improving health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Materials and methods: Seventy patients were randomly selected for the study before operation, and assigned equally in 2 groups of experiment and control. Finally, seven patients were excluded and the study was carried out on 63 patients. The demographic information and Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) questionnaire were completed prior to surgery. Patients in the experimental group received the educational intervention. Educational intervention was according to Mico's education planning model. For second phase of Mico's model, knowledge, attitude and performance were measured. These patients were followed up to 1-month and one-year after educational intervention. SPSS software was used for data analysis.
Results: Significant improvements in quality of life were identified between two groups in energy, sleep and social isolation domains when compared between three time intervals.
 Conclusion: Results have revealed that health education has longitudinal effect on improving the quality of life in patients with CABG.
Keywords: Health education, Coronary artery bypass graft surgery, Quality of life
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Subject: Nutrition Sciences
Received: 2006/09/6
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Dehdari T, Hashemifard T, Heidarnia AR, Kazemnejad A. The longitudinal effect of health education on health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery bypass surgery. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2005; 15 (1) :41-46
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Volume 15, Issue 1 (spring 2005) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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