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Γιάννης Τούντας, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπων
Μαρία Καντζανού,Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Κυριάκος Σουλιώτης, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου
Εκτίμηση της ποιότητας ζωής ασθενών με στεφανιαία νόσο που υπεβλήθησαν σε αορτοστεφανιαία παράκαμψη συγκριτικά με ασθενείς που έλαβαν μόνο συντηρητική θεραπεία.
Evaluation of quality of life in coronary artery disease patients that underwent coronary artery bypass surgery compared to patients that received only conservative treatment
Introduction: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of cardiovascular disease, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with an increasing number of patients. The immediate and appropriate decision for the management of the disease is a determining factor in the progression of CAD.
Aim: To assess quality of life (QoL) between patients with CAD who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and those who received only pharmaceutical treatment.
Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective descriptive study, where 64 patients with CAD participated in, who visited the Cardiological Department in two hospitals in Athens from September to November 2018. The sample was divided into two groups: the CABG group (n=32) and the pharmaceutical group (n=32). The Quality of Life Index version IV was translated and tested in Greek language. The IBM SPSS 22.0 package was used for the management and statistical analysis of the results.
Results: The Cronbach a value was high both for the entire scale and for each subscale both in CABG group and pharmaceutical group. Also, the test-retest analysis indicated a significant positive correlation. CABG group experienced better quality QoL than pharmaceutical group regarding total scale and physical aspect sub-scale; however, the difference was not statistically significant in respect to emotional sub-scale.
Conclusions: CABG seems to be an appropriate approach for the management of patients with CAD, since despite its complications, patients experience many improvements after their recovery.
Main subject category:
Coronary artery bypass surgery, Coronary artery disease, Quality of life, Validation
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