Effectiveness of a psychoeducation program on the quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease: A clinical trial

Aghajani, M. (2017) Effectiveness of a psychoeducation program on the quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease: A clinical trial. Applied Nursing Research. ISSN 0897-1897

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Abstract

Aim The present study was conducted to evaluate effectiveness of a psychoeducation program (PEP) on the quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Background CHD affects patients' quality of life. PEPs may be useful to help patients reach maximum functional health. Methods A pretest–posttest controlled clinical trial was conducted on a study population of 70 CHD patients, who were selected through convenience sampling and randomly allocated to either the intervention or the control group. The MacNew Quality of Life Questionnaire in heart disease was completed by participants twice: first as a pretest, and then in a follow-up posttest. Results After the intervention, the quality of life (QOL) score was 157.97 ± 25.51 in the intervention group and 105.03 ± 8.38 in the control group, making for a significant difference (p < 0. 05). Conclusion Based on the findings, PEPs helped CHD patients improve their quality of life through reducing tension, relieving their negative emotions, and improving their social relationships. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing - Medical Surgical
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 17:05
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2017 14:52
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9

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