TITLE

Review study of health related quality of life (HRQL) among coronary artery disease patients after cardiac surgery

AUTHOR(S)
Oberai, Shashi
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy;Jan-Apr2014, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives of study. Advancing medical technologies In cardiac surgery have resulted In Increasingly longer life spans, but they are mainly focused on the biologic and physiologic outcomes and do not capture the impact of the Intervention on patient's HRQoL. As a result, SF-36 questionnaire which Is a standardized validated questionnaire was used to assess the HRQoL In patients after cardiac surgery. Methods. 101 patients who had coronary artery disease and undergone cardiac surgery were available for analysis of Health Related Quality of Life. Of these 76 were males and 25 were females. All the subjects' socio-demographic and medical characteristics with risk factors were noted. SF-36 scale was used to measure 6 domains of patient functional health status: Physical=limitation In physical activities, Role=limitation in dally activities such as housework, work or school, Social=extent In which health Interferes with routine social activities, Mental Health=general mood or affect in the past month, Health Perception=overall current health in general, Pain=bodily pain in the last month. Scales are measured as variables from 0=worst to 100=best. Results. Statistical Analysis revealed that the average age of surgery in females is significantly less than in males. Though female t test' is less, statistically not significant. Thus there may be social or other environmental factors to support the result.
ACCESSION #
96739067

 

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