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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117-122

Quality of life after myocardial infarction in women from rural India

1 Department of Medicine, JNMC, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medicine, JNMC, AVBRH, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Anjalee Anil Chiwhane
JNMC, DMIMS, Wardha (Sawangi), Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJCFM.IJCFM_33_19

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Introduction: Health expenditures in survivors of myocardial infarction (MI) causes increased financial burden. Secondary prevention strategy can be planned with knowledge of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in survivors of MI. Aim: To study HRQOL using Mac New Heart questionnaire. Objective: Female survivors of MI will undergo the questionnaire and the scores across physical, social and emotional domains will be noted. Material and Methods: Observational study. Female survivors of MI attending follow up in cardiac outpatient department between January 2017 and January 2018 were subjected to MacNew Heart Disease HRQoL questionnaire. Statistical Analysis Used: Pearson's correlation coefficient; software used was SPSS 22.0 version. Results: Mean age 60 years; mean duration since MI – 7.88 months; 74% were married and 88% on vegetarian diet. Those women with mean age of 40 years, vegetarian and married had better mean scores. The emotional score improved over a period of time whereas the physical and social score remained the same. Conclusion: Female survivors above 40 years showed poor scores across all three domains and therefore need early cardiac rehabilitation as also long-term follow up.

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