Archive \ Volume.2 2011 Issue 1

Smoking And Quality Of Life After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Esad Pepic , Amela Dzubur , Alen Dzubur , Mirza Dilic , Jasmin Musanovic , Emina Kurtagic Pepic and et al
Abstract

Objectives: To examine and compare the quality of life (QoL) of patient with Acute Myocardial Infraction and healthy individuals. Furthermore to investigates the influence of tobacco smoking on QoL of these groups. Material and Methods: A total of 200 subjects were recruited for this study, one hundred of these were smokers and rest was non-smokers. Further sub-classification was done on the basis of the AMI. SF- 36 was used to evaluate the QoL the quality of life among the smokers and non-smokers with and without the incidence of AMI. Data analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences SPSS version 13 ®. Results: Findings demonstrate a clear relation to the average QoL scores among smokers and nonsmokers. Non-smokers were found to have statistically significant differences (SSD) in QoL with and without the incidence of AMI. High Qol score was observed among healthy non-smokers. With increasing age of smokers, it is seen that there is a decrease in scores on all subscales of quality of life, and the value difference scores were statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: Smoking significantly affects the QoL of patients with AMI. This effect was more pronounced with age. Marital status was found to affecting the physical functioning, vitality and mental health of the subjectsObjectives: To examine and compare the quality of life (QoL) of patient with Acute Myocardial Infraction and healthy individuals. Furthermore to investigates the influence of tobacco smoking on QoL of these groups. Material and Methods: A total of 200 subjects were recruited for this study, one hundred of these were smokers and rest was non-smokers. Further sub-classification was done on the basis of the AMI. SF- 36 was used to evaluate the QoL the quality of life among the smokers and non-smokers with and without the incidence of AMI. Data analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences SPSS version 13 ®. Results: Findings demonstrate a clear relation to the average QoL scores among smokers and nonsmokers. Non-smokers were found to have statistically significant differences (SSD) in QoL with and without the incidence of AMI. High Qol score was observed among healthy non-smokers. With increasing age of smokers, it is seen that there is a decrease in scores on all subscales of quality of life, and the value difference scores were statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: Smoking significantly affects the QoL of patients with AMI. This effect was more pronounced with age. Marital status was found to affecting the physical functioning, vitality and mental health of the subjects