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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 307) Last page : ( 313)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00061.6

Effectiveness of an Education Program on Life-Style of Patients with Myocardial Infarction in Al Nasiriyah Hospitals

Khasal Qasim Ali1,*, Atiyah Hussein Hadi.2, Oleiwi Sameer Razzaq3

1Adult Nursing Department College of Nursing University of Thiqar Iraq

2Adult Nursing Department College of Nursing University of BagdadIraq

3Adult Nursing Department College of Nursing University of Muthanna Iraq

*Corresponding author: Qasim Ali Khasal. Adult Nursing Department, College of Nursing University of ThiqarIraq E-mail: qasem9361@gmail.com

Online published on 8 February, 2019.


This study was carried out to evaluate the effect of education program on the lifestyle of patients with MI. A quantitative quasi experimental study design is carried out at AL-Hussein Teaching Hospital and An Nasiriyah Heart Center in AL-Nasiriyah City, from December, 2017 through, November, 2018. A non-probability (Purposive sample) of (100) patients diagnosed with myocardial infarction divided into two group (50) patients as control group and (50) patients as study group. The data were collected through the use of questionnaire designed by researcher, which comprised of (4) parts: Part I: related to the Socio-demographic characteristics, Part II: Assessment modifiable risk factors regarding lifestyle modification, Part III: Assessment of knowledge regarding lifestyle modification and Part IV: Assessment of compliance regarding lifestyle modification by direct interview technique with the patients. Reliability of the questionnaire is determined through a pilot study and the validity through a panel of experts. The descriptive and inferential statistical procedures were used for analysis of data. The results also showed that there was a non-significant relationship between socio-demographic characteristics variables and patient's knowledge and compliance with life-style modification in pretest stage and posttest of study group by P value < 0.05.



Effectiveness, Education Program, Life-Style.


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