Comparison of Quality of Life before and After Open Heart Surgery


avatar Sedighe Fayyazi 1 , avatar neda sayadi 1 , * , avatar Mahin Gheybizadeh 1

Department of Nursery, Faculty of Nursing, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran

how to cite: Fayyazi S, sayadi N, Gheybizadeh M. Comparison of Quality of Life before and After Open Heart Surgery. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2012;14(9):e93235.


Background : The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life after cardiac surgery and to compare quality of life before and after open heart surgery.
Materials and Methods : 49 patients participated in this study. The data were then analyzed by SPSS-13 statistical software.
Results : Three months after the operation, life quality score increased (p=0.001), but unlike the improvement of physical status, mood improvement was not observed 3 months after surgery.
Conclusion : According to the mental status of patients, it is recommended to perform necessary actions. 


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