Effect of applying continuous care model on patients’ quality of life after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : January 30, 2009,
2 (1); e7162
January 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
August 29, 2016
January 26, 2009
A, Sadeghi Shermeh
M, Najafi Mehri
S, Asadi Lari
P, et al. Effect of applying continuous care model on patients’ quality of life after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims. Patients with coronary heart disease are influenced by the disease and heart surgery in different aspects that
propounds special needs regarding their new physical and mental condition. This study was performed to evaluate the effect
of administering the continuous care model on quality of life of patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
Methods. In this two-group clinical trial study, 66 CABG patients undergone coronary artery bypass graft were divided into
experimental and control groups randomly and were analyzed for two months. Continuous care model was applied to
experimental group and no intervention was made on control group. Measurement of health-related quality of life was done
using MacNew heart disease health-related quality of life questionnaire before, one month after and two months after the
intervention in both groups. Data was analyzed by repeated measurement ANOVA method and SPSS 15 software.
Results. There was a significant difference among three fields of MacNew questionnaire mean scores in experimental group
(p<0.001). The mean of quality of life scores in experimental group were 4.3±0.8 before intervention, 4.6±0.5 one month
after and 6.3±0.2 two months after intervention. In the control group the mean scores were 5.4±0.8, 4.1±0.9 and 4.7±0.6,
Conclusion. Applying continuous care model promotes quality of life of patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Continuous Care Model, Quality of Life, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
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