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Kardiologiia. 2013;53(9):68-76.

[Quality of life of patients after coronary bypass surgery: effect of age and personality type D].

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Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases of SB of the RAMS, Sosnovy boul. 6, 650002 Kemerovo, Russia.



To study effect of age and presence of personality type D on quality of life (QL) of patients in one year after coronary bypass surgery (CBS).


Assessment of QL before and after surgery was carried out in 408 patients. Two groups were formed: patients younger than 60 years (n=233) and older than 60 years (n=175). Quality of life and presence of personality type D was assessed by questionnaires SF-36 and DS-14, respectively.


In a year after CBS improvement of physical and psychological components of QL (p<0.05) was noted in both groups. Personality type D was more frequent among patients older than 60 years (p<0.01). Patients with personality type D had worse parameters of irrespective of age (p<0.01). Personality type D correlated directly with age QL (p=0.003) and inversely with parameters of QL (p<0.01). Presence of personality type D was an independent predictor of low level of physical (together with index of atherogenecity prior to surgery) and psychological components of QL at multiple logistic regression analysis.


Assessment of personality traits of patients before CBS can be helpful for targeted measures aimed at improvement of QL what is especially important for older age groups.

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