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Title: Quality of life profile in smoker patients with coronary artery disease
Authors: Τζιάλλας, Δημήτριος
Καστανιώτη, Χ.
Τζιάλλας, Βασίλειος
Γκούβα, Μαίρη
Σκαπινάκης, Πέτρος
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Ποιότητα ζωής;Διακοπή καπνίσματος;Στεφανιαία καρδιακή νόσος;Quality of life;Smoking cessation;Coronary heart disease
Subjects: Medicine
Issue Date: 13-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 13-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background Cardiovascular patients who quit smoking significantly reduce their risk of a new event compared with those who continue smoking. Smoking is related to poor quality of life (QoL). Aim The purpose of the present study was to examine the extent to which smoking cessation leads to changes in QoL in coronary patients. Material Smoking patients (N = 100) and ex smokers patients (N=100) with coronary heart disease were included. Methods At baseline, sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were established. Generic QoL as well as smoking status were assessed using SF-36 (SF-36 Health Survey) questionnaire. Results No main differences were found between quitters and smokers in terms of improvement in QoL. In fact, some subgroups reported a poorer QoL after smoking cessation: Younger patients reported higher vitality and physical functioning scales, and patients who had low nicotine dependency reported lower generic QoL. Conclusions A high level of nicotine addiction is an important negative predictor of QoL.
Language: English
Citation: Tziallas, D., Kastanioti, C., Tziallas, V., Gouva, M., Skapinakis, P.. (2008). Quality of life profile in smoker patients with coronary artery disease. "Health Science Journal". 2 (2), 105-10.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 2, τεύχος 2 (Απρ. - Ιουν. 2008)

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