Assessment of healthy lifestyle behaviors after coronary artery bypass surgery [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(3): 169-174 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.98442

Assessment of healthy lifestyle behaviors after coronary artery bypass surgery

Semiha Alkan, Esengül Topal, Muhammet Onur Hanedan, İlker Mataracı
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Health Sciences University Ahi Evren Thorax and Cardivascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey


OBJECTIVE
After coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, there is a disease management process that patients should follow, and healthy behaviors play a key role in this process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the health-promoting behaviors of patients after CABG surgery and to determine the influential factors.

METHODS
This was a cross-sectional study of 152 patients who were admitted to the polyclinic between March and June 2016 and underwent a CABG procedure. The data were collected using a patient information form and the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP). Number, percentage, SD, mean, independent t and analysis of variance tests were used to evaluate and describe the data.

RESULTS
The mean age of the patients in the study was 58±13.71 years. Of the total, 6% of the patients were male, 55.4% stated that they had the CABG surgery between 1 and 4 months prior, and 88.4% went to check-ups regularly after discharge. The mean HPLP score of the enrolled patients was 110.28±17.32. The patients who were under 55 years of age, married, had a comfortable income, no comorbid disease, those who underwent the CABG surgery between 1 and 4 months earlier, went to follow-up regularly after discharge, and those who were educated about their disease had a higher HPLP score (p<0.05).

CONCLUSION
This study found that patients who underwent CABG surgery had a moderate HPLP score and that training on health-promoting behaviors at discharge had a positive effect on their implementation.

Keywords: Coronary artery bypass surgery, health behavior; healthy lifestyle.

How to cite this article
Semiha Alkan, Esengül Topal, Muhammet Onur Hanedan, İlker Mataracı. Assessment of healthy lifestyle behaviors after coronary artery bypass surgery. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(3): 169-174

Corresponding Author: Semiha Alkan, Türkiye
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