Patients' awareness about Cardiovascular Disease and the Causes of Coronary Artery Disease

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26/5/2014 9:41 AM

Patients' awareness about Cardiovascular Disease and the Causes of Coronary Artery Disease



Ahmed A. Hussein Al Jumaily, M.ScN*
*Assistant instructor, Clinical Nursing Sciences Department, College of Nursing, University of Mosul


Abstract:

Objective: This study aims to assess the awareness of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Methodology: A descriptive design was applied in this study. A purposive sample consisted of (100) patients with cardiovascular disease in the Mosul's hospitals were interviewed to achieve study objectives. A questionnaire was used for data collection after tested for validity and reliability by pilot study.
Results: The study results showed the mean of patients awareness are (1.78) cut point of (3) and the majority of patients84% were aged more than 50 years or above. Slightly increase proportion of male more than females. Most of them are married81%, retired, smokers, and a period of developing the disease are less than one year47%.
Recommendations: the study recommended the need for targeted education regarding risk factors, especially those who are treated for hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
Keywords: Awareness, Cardiovascular diseases




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