Volume 5, Issue 2 (June 2019)                   RABMS 2019, 5(2): 128-133 | Back to browse issues page

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Aghakhani N, Khademvatan K, Rahbar N, Karimi H. A study on the effect of well- being on myocardial infarction patients’ depression and anxiety in Iran. RABMS. 2019; 5 (2) :128-133
URL: http://ijrabms.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-85-en.html
Associate professor, Patient Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran , aderaghakhani2000@gmail.com
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Background & Aims:  As a major health problem in the world, coronary artery diseases include myocardial infarction (MI) that cause the patients experience mental and emotional problems like depression and anxiety at different periods of their hospitalization time that can affect other medical parameters and increase their needs. Spirituality wellbeing can play an important role in their adapting to some of their mental disorders resulted from illness such as depression and anxiety.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive correlational study tried to determine the efficacy of well- being on myocardial infarction patients’ depression and anxiety in in Urmia, Iran. The patients were studied by a questionnaire, consisted of their demographic characteristics and a Palutzian & Ellison spiritual wellbeing scale. Mean scores of anxiety and depression was evaluated by using a HADS questionnaire. All data analyses with a 5% level of statistical significance were conducted through Software SPSS version 18 and descriptive and inferential statistical methods (Chi-square).
Results: (29.2%) 46 of patients were female and the rest were male. In addition, (37.7%) of them had other chronic disease and (23.9%) 16 of them had lower levels of depression or anxiety, (53.7%) had a higher level of depression or anxiety disorder (borderline) and finally, (22.4%)  of them had a sever level of depression or anxiety problems.
(52.2%) of samples had an average spiritual wellbeing level and the rest had a high spiritual wellbeing level. There was a significant relationship between spiritual wellbeing and level of depression and anxiety with level of education, gender and and occupation.  There was a reverse relationship between the effect of spiritual well- being depression and anxiety in myocardial infarction patients (P = 0.05).
Conclusion: Nursing plans based on spirituality wellbeing can be a good solution to decrease depression and anxiety in myocardial infarction patients.
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