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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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DESSOTTE, Carina Aparecida Marosti; DANTAS, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti; SCHMIDT, André  and  ROSSI, Lídia Aparecida. Health-related quality of life in patients admitted after a first episode of acute coronary syndrome. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.5, pp.1106-1113. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study aimed to investigate health-related quality of life based on the four weeks antecedent to first admission for acute coronary syndrome and describe potential associations between quality of life, gender and prior treatment for any other cardiovascular condition. An exploratory, descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in two public hospitals in an inner state city of the State of São Paulo. Of 253 participants studied, 69.2% were male, 69.6% were married or living with a partner, and 58.1% were professionally active before the current hospital admission. Mean age was 57.9 years old. Higher scores were seen in the Social Functioning (X=86.1) domain, while the domain perceived as more compromised was Role Physical (X=57.7). Female participants and those who had previously been treated for any other cardiovascular condition had lower quality of life, and these differences were all statistically significant (p<0.05).

Keywords : Quality of Life; Coronary Disease; Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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