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OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate and compare the Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) from admission to six months after admission of patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) who participated in the AMI Programme.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 220 patients diagnosed with AMI from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020, a total of 77 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria and agreed to participate in the AMI programme at BHT. Data were collected using a demographics and HRQoL questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and Paired t -test.
RESULTS: Both HRQoL mean and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) of AMI patients at six months after discharge from the hospital had significantly higher mean score than at the time of admission to hospital (p < 0.01, p < 0.001 respectively)
CONCLUSION: The AMI Programme is useful for developing tools and new performance indicators to assist nurses in monitoring and caring for AMI patients. The EuroQoL Group’s 5-dimension, 5-level (EQ-5D-5L) questionnaire used to assess HRQoL and VAS is one of the tools applied to the programme in order to enhance nursing care for these patients.
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