Predictors of Knowledge of Coronary Intervention in a Group of PCI Patients


  •  Abdul Haseeb    
  •  Muhammad Bilal    
  •  Mudassir Dar    
  •  Mohammad Arshad    
  •  Raamish Amir    
  •  Sahibzada Muhammad Hussain    
  •  Sharmeen Mian    
  •  Maheen Javed    
  •  Ayesha Sultan    
  •  Arham Arfeen    

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to assess the knowledge of CAD risk factors and post management of coronary intervention among sample of population who were hospitalized for PCI.

METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional, descriptive survey was conducted in Cardiology ward of a tertiary care hospital from July 2013 to May 2015 on 600 patients. A structured questionnaire was used to interview the patients. In univariate analysis, t-tests were employed to assess association of knowledge of CAD risk factors with gender, education level and monthly household income.

RESULTS: The mean score of participants with no education was 4.42 and patients with education of bachelors or higher was 8.59 (p-value: 0.01). Similarly, the mean score for participants with monthly household income less than 5000 was 3.32 and participants with income higher than 50,000 had a score of 8.31 (p-value: 0.01). Furthermore, only 28% (N=168) claimed aerobic exercise as a key part of angioplasty recovery.

CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate the lack of good level of knowledge of risk factors for CAD and post management of coronary intervention among PCI patients of Pakistan. There is urgent need for targeted educational programs on national basis to reduce mortality associated with CAD in Pakistani population.



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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9736
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  • Started: 2009
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