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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].

[Article in Russian]

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

Abstract

AIM:

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).

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

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.

RESULTS:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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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