Compliance and reasons for non-compliance to life style modification among myocardial patients

Salin Dhilip, Annamma Prabhakar, Hema Suresh
unpublished
Back ground: Myocardial Infarction is the most complex disease of the heart and is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Life style Modification is one of the most important aspects of secondary prevention to cardio-vascular diseases. Aim: The aim of the study to assess the compliance and reasons for Non-compliance to lifestyle Modification of post MI patients. Objectives: 1.To assess the compliance to life style modification among Myocardial Infarction patients. 2. To assess the
more » ... ons for Non-compliance to life style Modification among Myocardial Infarction patients. 3. To associate the compliance of patients to Lifestyle Modification with the selected demographic variables. Methods: A non-experimental exploratory research design was applied and 100 samples were selected using Non-probability purposive sampling technique. The data was collected after following ethical principles. Results: The results showed that, 72% partial compliance and the major reason for non-compliance is dietary modification and there was a significant association between the gender & duration of illness with the selected demographic variables. Conclusion: It was concluded that there was only a partial compliance to life style Modification among Myocardial Infarction patients.
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