Quality of life in coronary artery disease patients treated with nonsurgical and surgical methods
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : March 30, 2009, 2 (2); e7173
April 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
August 30, 2016
March 30, 2009
A, Babatabar Darzi
H, Sadeghi Sh.
M , et al. Quality of life in coronary artery disease patients treated with nonsurgical and surgical methods,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Coronary artery disease patients are treated by three different methods including drugs, nonsurgical intervention
using balloon catheter and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. This study was to evaluate the advantage of two CABG and
nonsurgical methods by measuring quality of life of people undergone those treatments.
Methods: In a descriptive-analytical study, 190 coronary artery disease patients treated with drug or surgery methods were
selected by purposive sampling method from the patients’ list of one of Tehran hospitals. Then, during a structured
interview, Nottingham quality of life questionnaire was completed for each patient. Data was analyzed by independent ttest
and Chi square test.
Results: The mean score for quality of life in patients treated with surgical and drug methods were 18.56±3.25 and
23.39±4.23, respectively. Independent t-test showed a significant difference between the two methods (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Although CABG treatment is more difficult and expensive, but it is more appropriate. Informing people about
this method should be more so that the necessary facilities and conditions for its application are provided.
Quality of Life, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Drug Intervention
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