Health related quality of life model among patients with myocardial infarction in Indonesia

Devi Wulandari, Adriana Soekandar, Urip Purwono, Baydhowi, Fredrick Dermawan Purba

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Myocardial infarction is one of chronic illnesses that hassignificanteffectsto patient’s healthrelated quality of life. This study testedthreepsychosocialfactors(i.e. religious copingbehaviour,cardiac anxietyandmarital satisfaction) andtwodisease-relatedfactors(i.e.leftventricular ejection fraction, comorbidity)in predictinghealth related quality of lifein patientswithpostmyocardial infarctionin Indonesia.A cross sectional study included170patientswithmyocardial infarctionwas conducted. The patientscompletedfour questionnaires:MacNewHealth Related Quality of Life, Couple Satisfaction Index,Cardiac anxietyQuestionnaire,andreligious coping behaviour.Proposedmodel was tested using structural equation modelling.Resultsrevealedthatcardiacanxietyhas a significant negative relationshipwithhealth-relatedquality of life.Marital satisfaction was a significant moderator in the relationship betweencardiac anxietyandhealth related quality of life.Therewereno significant relationshipsamongpatient’s comorbidity,left ventricular ejection fraction,religious coping behaviourandhealthrelated quality of life.Results of the study shed the light of the importance ofprotective effectsofpatient’s immediateenvironment in shaping patient’shealth related quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Educational, Health, and Community Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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