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Int J Nurs Sci. 2021 Dec 20;9(1):86-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2021.12.003. eCollection 2022 Jan.
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the level of resilience and associated factors in patients with coronary artery disease.
Methods: Cross-sectional analysis was used to determine factors associated with resilience level. A convenience sampling technique was used to recruit 134 patients with coronary heart disease who attended cardiology outpatient clinics at two large public hospitals in Jordan from July to September 2017. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD- RISC) was used to collect the data via a face-to-face structured interview. Mann-Whitney you test and the Kruskal Wallis test were used to analyze the data.
RESULTS: The results showed a moderate level of resilience in patients with coronary heart disease. Patients who reported having no history of cardiac intervention reported a higher total resilience score (69.50 [63.25, 75.00] against 65.50 [58.00, 72.00]) and a higher score in dimension 1 “personal competence, high standards and tenacity” than their counterparts (22.00 [18.50, 26.00] against 9:00 p.m. [15.75, 23.00]) (P P
CONCLUSION: Identification of the level of resilience and associated factors in patients with cardiac problems should be integrated into the comprehensive care plan to improve the patient’s quality of life, reinforce effective coping strategies, improve mental health and well-being and prevent further complications of the disease.