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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 183) Last page : ( 185)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00042.1

A Study to Assess the Quality of Life among CABG [Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting] patients

Mrs. Sasirekha B.1,*, Mrs. Dr. Kamala S.2

1Tutor in Nursing Rani, Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar

2Professor of Nursing, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar

*Corresponding Author's Email: sasirekhanm@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.


According to World Health Report 2002, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) will be the largest cause of death and disability by 2020 in India. Evidence based studies reviewed the education, counseling or behavioral interventions demonstrated favorable outcome. The efficacy of cardiac rehabilitation in men and women with coronary heart disease was illustrated in a 2004 systematic review and meta-analysis of 48 trials of 8940 patients with coronary disease who were assigned to exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation or usual care. Hammill et al (2010) stated that for patients with coronary heart disease, exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation improves survival rate and has beneficial effects on risk factors for coronary artery disease. A study was conducted to assess the quality of life1 among CABG [Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting] patients and evaluate the effectiveness of educational intervention programme on knowledge regarding strategies to improve the quality of life among the clients undergone CABG surgery.

The study revealed that in physical dimension out of 40 samples 25 (63%) had moderate quality of life and 15(37%) of them had a poor quality of life. In psychosocial dimension out of 40 samples, 20 (50%) had moderate quality of life, 20(50%) of them had poor quality of life. In posttest, out of 40 samples, 10(25%) had moderately adequate knowledge and 30(75%]of them had adequate knowledge on strategies to improve the quality of life after CABG surgery.



CABG-Coronary artery bypass grafting, CVD-Cardiovascular disorders, QOL-Quality of life.


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