The relationship between sexual satisfaction and quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome

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leyla Ghanbari Afra , *

How to Cite: Ghanbari Afra L. The relationship between sexual satisfaction and quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome, Med Surg Nurs J. 2015 ; 4(1):e88116.

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Medical - Surgical Nursing Journal: 4 (1); e88116
Published Online: August 18, 2015
Article Type: Abstract
Received: December 23, 2018
Accepted: January 07, 2015

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Acute coronary syndrome as one of the leading causes of death in the world, have several physical, psychological and social consequences. These consequences have impact on quality of life and sexual satisfaction of patients. Despite numerous studies, contradictory findings have been reported concerning the relationship between sexual satisfaction and quality of life in these patients. The current study was conducted aimed to determine the relationship between sexual satisfaction and quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

 Materials and Method: This Descriptive-correlational study was performed on patients with acute coronary syndrome hospitalized in the coronary angiography ward in a hospital in Kashan University of Medical Sciences in 2014. Three hundred patients were selected and entered into the study through purposive sampling. Data collection was done through using the demographic and clinical data questionnaire, SF-36 quality of life questionnaire and Larson's sexual satisfaction questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS 13 and central indexes, independent T-test, analysis of variance, Pearson correlation test and linear regression analysis.

 Results: Patients had high sexual satisfaction (101.19 ± 15.02) and average quality of life (56.3 ± 17.15). There was significant positive correlation between sexual satisfaction of patients with quality of life (P = 0.001), it’s physical (P = 0.018) and psychological (P = 0.001) aspects.

 Conclusion: There is relationship between sexual satisfaction with the quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome, therefore it is recommended that nurses must pay attention to education concerning the sexual relationship and physical and psychological support in patients with low rejection fraction.

Keywords

Acute coronary syndromes sexual satisfaction quality of life

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