Volume 11, Number 3 (7-2012)                   JRUMS 2012, 11(3): 219-230 | Back to browse issues page


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Vazirinejad R, Esmaeili Nadimi A, Parvaresh Y, Rezaeian M. A Survey on the Most Important Life Aspects of Patients Suffering from Myocardial Infarction In Rafsanjan: A Historical Cohort Study Assessing Quality of Life. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (3) :219-230
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  Background and Objectives : The effect of diseases on the quality of life (QOL) of patients is due to the resulting temporary or permanent disability among patients. In this study, the effect of the myocardial infarction on the (QOL) of patients was measured and compared to the general population of Rafsanjan in order to recognize the most important aspects of patients life affected by the disease.

  Material and Mthods: In this historical cohort study, a group of people who were matched based on age, gender, educational status, social class, living place, occupation and marital status in two different groups of MI (n=50) and healthy (n=50) people were studied. The level of quality of life was measured using SF-36 scale. Parametric (t-test) and non-parametric (Mann-Whitney U and X2 ) tests were used to compare groups where appropriate.

  Results Proportion of people with undesirable quality of life among patients group was significantly greater than this value among the other group (P=0.001). Relative risk showed that suffering from MI significantly increases the probability of undesirable quality of life among people as 2.7 times greater (95%CI= 1.2-6.0).

  Conclusion: Our findings showed that MI decreased the quality of life significantly. It seems that providing adequate interventions for most patients suffering from MI can improve the vital aspects of their lives.

  Key words: Quality of life, Myocardial Infarction, Relative risk, Attributable risk

  Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.

  Conflict of intrest: None declared.

  Ethical approval: The Ethics Comittee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, approved the study.

  

  How to cite this article : Vazirinejad R, Esmaeili Nadimi A, Parvaresh Y, Rezaeian M . A Survey on the Most Important Life Aspects of Patients Suffering from Myocardial Infarction In Rafsanjan: A Historical Cohort Study Assessing Quality of Life . J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2012 11(3): 219-30. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2012/07/30

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