Quality of life assessment after acute myocardial infarction





Myocardial Infarction; Quality of Life; Acute Coronary Syndrome; Surveys and Questionnaires.


Objective: to evaluate the quality of life after acute myocardial infarction, highlighting the differences by sex. Methods: analytical, observational study with 273 patients. For collection, a multidimensional assessment instrument was used for heart attacks. Data collected in a cardiology referral hospital, in which the t Student test was applied for analysis. Results: the majority were male (67.0%),with a mean age of 63.6 years, with a family history of heart attack (64.5%). The average quality of life score was 0.45,with 1.00 being the worst score. Dependence (0.82) and physical activity (0.50) were the worst assessed domains; and side effects (0.27) and diet (0.36), the best. The female gender had the worst averages (0.52, p<0.05), with emphasis on physical activity (0.58), emotion (0.49) and insecurity (0.44). Conclusion: impairments in quality of life were found after myocardial infarction, in which the dependency domain was the most compromised. The female sex had worse scores.


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Fiorin, B. H., Moreira, R. S. L., Lopes, A. B., Sipolatti, W. G. R., Furieri, L. B., Fioresi, M., & Luna Filho, B. (2020). Quality of life assessment after acute myocardial infarction. Rev Rene, 21, e44265. https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.20202144265



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