Assessing patient's quality of life after open hart surgery in Bandar Abbass, Iran

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Hossein Montazerghaem 1 , * , Omid Asar 2 , Naser Safaei 3

1 Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Development Research Center of Clinical, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor department of Surgery, Center of Cardiovascular Research, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

How to Cite: Montazerghaem H, Asar O, Safaei N. Assessing patient's quality of life after open hart surgery in Bandar Abbass, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2012 ; 15(4):e88493.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (4); e88493
Published Online: July 23, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 13, 2011
Accepted: July 23, 2011

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Abstract

Introduction: Promoting patient's quality of life must be the main goal of medical
interferences. The increased need and demand for heart surgery, indicates the importance
of caring about patients and their quality of life. This study was carried out to investigate
the quality of life after heart surgery in Bandar Abbas hospital.
Methods: In this descriptive study, the quality of life among 100 patients after heart
surgery was investigated. The data was collected using the SF-36 questionnaire which had
36 questions divided into 8 categories. The scores were between 0 to 100, the higher scores
indicate better quality of life. The SPSS was used to analyze the date.
Results: The average score among male patients was higher than females. The findings
show significant relationship between both sexes in physical health, mental limitations,
physical pain, and mental health. Also there was significant relationship between diseased
and general health, physical pain and social activates P<0.05. There was also significant
relationship between education level and general health, physical health, physical activity,
mental limitation P<0.05. Higher education level showed higher scores.
Conclusion: Although most patients express their general health in a good situation, we
can not confirm a good quality of life 3 months after surgery. More research should be
carried out to investigate this matter.

Keywords

Quality of Life – Patients - Surgery

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