Cardiac invalidism and perceived family support among patients with myocardial infarction

Soumya, S and Sheilini, Melita and Pratibha, * (2014) Cardiac invalidism and perceived family support among patients with myocardial infarction. International Journal of Scientific Research, 3 (8). pp. 43-45. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Purpose: to find out the cardiac invalidism and perceived family support among patients with first attack of MI. The findings of the study can be used by nurses to assess cardiac invalidism, make patients aware of invalidism, improve their accuracy of health perception, reduce unnecessary anxiety and also to give extended psychological support to MI patients. Family members and friends can also be taught to provide appropriate support to the patients. Methods: Descriptive survey design was used. Data were collected from 78 patients with first attack of MI admitted to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal who underwent angioplasty during their course of treatment using different scales on cardiac invalidism and a scale to assess the perceived family support were administered. Purposive sampling technique was used for the study. Results: None of the participants had severe cardiac invalidism, 9 (11.5%) had moderate cardiac invalidism at discharge. About 54 (69.2%) had mild cardiac invalidism at discharge and 15 (19.2%) were free of cardiac invalidism at discharge. Majority 73 (93.6%) of the participants had perceived family support as moderate, 3 (3.8%) and 2 (2.6%) of the participants perceived their family support at discharge as high and low respectively. Majority 73 (93.6%) perceived their family support as moderate, may be because 42 (57.5%) among them were from joint family. There was a very weak, positive (γ =0.25, p =0.02) relationship between cardiac invalidism at discharge and perceived family support. Conclusion: The patients with MI presents with some or other degree of invalidism even when they are physically recovered and it decreases as family support increases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiac invalidism; perceived family support; myocardial infarction; patient.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 10:15
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2014 10:18

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