Volume 27, Issue 106 (7-2018)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2018, 27(106): 23-31 | Back to browse issues page

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Abolghasemi L, Akbari B. Effects of Awareness Raising Program on the Stress, Anxiety and Improvement of Exercise Performance in Patients Undergoing Cardiovascular Diagnostic Examination. jour guilan uni med sci. 2018; 27 (106) :23-31
URL: http://journal.gums.ac.ir/article-1-1661-en.html
Abstract:   (1173 Views)
Introduction: On-time diagnosis of coronary diseases plays a very important role in decreasing the corresponding symptoms. Nowadays, educating the patients is one of the most important and vital caring programs in medical systems, and is known as the heart of responsibilities in all fields of healthcare.
Objective: The aim of this study is to find out the effects of the familiarization program on stress, anxiety, and function of the exercising test on cardiovascular patients of Rasht's Heshmat Hospital in 1396(2017).
Materials and Methods: This half-empirical study was done on 34 cardiovascular patients, who were undergoing exercise test, and were chosen via convenience sampling. The educational intervention test was a researcher-made exercise in three sessions and anxiety and stress questionnaire (DASS-21) (Levybound and Levybound, 1995). Data were analyzed using descriptive index and covariance test.
Results: Analysis of each dependent variable indicated that the familiarization of the patients with the exercise test was effective in improving their performance, i.e., the program was effective on decreasing stress level (F=1.33, Factor 1.33, F=1.33), and anxiety (F (= 1.33) = 1.33), P <0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results of the present study done on the effectiveness of the familiarizing program on decreasing psychological distress in many diseases, we can help
Conflict of interest: non declared
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/8 | Accepted: 2018/07/8 | Published: 2018/07/8

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