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Heidarzadeh M, Hasani P, Rahimzadeh A, Ghahramanian A, Kolahdouzi Pour J, Yousefi I. Quality of life and social support in congestive heart failure patients‏ ‏and healthy ‎people. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2013; 23 (1) :13-21
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Introduction: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is one of the most important chronic diseases in the ‎world that these patients are faced with various physical and psychological stressful factors which ‎leads to decreasing quality of life. Social support by all sources can lead to decreasing problems in ‎CHF patients and increasing quality of life in them

 Objective: The aim of study was to determine quality of life in CHF patients and comparing it with ‎QOL of healthy people and also determine the social support of CHF patients, and measuring the ‎relationship between QOL and social support in CHF patients. ‎

 Methods: This is a correlationalstudy and samples were chosen by simple sampling. For this ‎purpose, ‎‏125‏‎ eligible CHF patients who referred to hospitals in city of Maragheh, and ‎‏125‏‎ healthy ‎people were selected simultaneously during a period of ten months. Data were collected using an ‎integrated three part questionnaire including demographics, quality of life, and social support ‎completed by interview. Data after collection were analyzed using SPSS (Ver.‎‏15‏‎), descriptive ‎statistics (Mean. Median, Frequency, Standard Deviation) and Inferential statistics (T-independent ‎test, Chi-square, Exact Fisher test, Pearson correlational test, Multiple Regression.‎

 Results: Findings indicated that quality of life was undesirable in ‎‏49.6%‏‎ and had significant ‎difference with QOL of healthy people(P<‎‏0.0001‏‎). In subsectors of quality of life, social dimension ‎was desirable in ‎‏83.2%‏‎ of patients and showed no significant difference with healthy people, while ‎in physical dimension (‎‏63.2%‏‎) and psychological dimension (‎‏63.2%‏‎) in most of the patients were ‎undesirable and in most of the healthy people were desirable. Social support in ‎‏51.2%‏‎ of CHF ‎patients were desirable, and there was a direct and significant relationship between these two ‎variables (p<‎‏0.03‏‎, r = ‎‏0.2‏‎).

 ‎ Conclusion: In attention to positive relationship between QOL and social support it is suggested ‎that health care planners and managers in addition to increasing instrumental supports, emotional ‎and informational support should be promoted in order to improve patients’ quality of life. ‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3

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