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"Self-care in Cardiovascular Patients: a Cross-Sectional Study in Hamadan County, the west of Iran"


Author(s): Mari Ataee, Touraj Ahmadi-Jouybari, Seyyed Nasrollah Hosseini, Elham Ahmadi, Shohreh Emdadi, Maryam Farhadian, Fariba Rasoli, Abbas Aghaei, Mohammad Mahboubi

"Cardiovascular disease is the highest rate of mortality in the world; Self-care behaviors in patients with chronic diseases, there is critical importance to improve patient quality of life. The aim of this study determined self-care behavior and associated it with social support and quality of life between the sample of cardiovascular patients in Ekbatan hospital in Hamadan County, the west of Iran. This crosssectional study was conducted between 326 cardiovascular patients. Data collections based on interview and were analyzed by SPSS version 21 using bivariate correlations, t-test, and One-way ANOVA statistical tests at 95% significant level. Our result showed the main score of self-care behavior was 33.41 (SD: 8.57). We found the correlation between sex, education and cardiothoracic surgery with selfcare behavior among the participants (P<0.05). Take medication as prescribed and rest during the day were more self-care behavior adherence. Our findings indicated the self-care behavior among cardiovascular patients was low it is necessary to attention this issue in patient's education program."

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