Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
On-line version ISSN 1980-220X
VARGAS, Tatiana Victorelli Pires; DANTAS, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti and GOIS, Cristiane Franca Lisboa. The self-esteem of individual who have been submitted to coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2005, vol.39, n.1, pp.20-27. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342005000100003.
This is descriptive and correlational study that measured the self-esteem of individuals submitted to coronary artery bypass graft surgery and correlated the self-esteem with socio-demographic and clinical variables. A sample of 97 outpatients was interviewed. Data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics, Pearson's Correlation test, Mann-Whitney and Kruskal Wallis tests. The reliability of the scale was verified (Cronbach alfa was 0.79) and the average for self-esteem was found to be 32.22 (possible range from 10 to 40). Statistically significant correlation was found only between self-esteem and gender. The conclusion is that the participants had a high level of self-esteem, which was not correlated to other variables.
Keywords : Self-image; Quality of life; Miocardial revascularization.