ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An evaluation of health-promotion lifestyle behaviors following coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Aliye Okgün Alcan1, Fatma Demir Korkmaz1, Hatice Çakmakçı2
1Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Cerrahi Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye
2Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Hemşirelik Hizmetleri Müdürü, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13336
Background: This study aims to evaluate pre- and postoperative health-promoting lifestyle behaviors among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Methods: A total of 208 patients (170 males; 38 females; mean age 57.1±8.5 years; range 32 to 78 years) without communication problems who underwent elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, were included. Health-promoting lifestyle behaviors were assessed preoperatively and at six weeks following surgery using the Health Promotion Lifestyle Behaviors Scale.

Results: The mean scores for Health-Promoting Lifestyle Behaviors of the patients at six weeks following surgery significantly increased than the preoperative scores. There was also a significant increase in the scores for the selfactualization and interpersonal support sub-dimensions of the scale. The scores for the health responsibility, exercise, and stress management sub-dimensions significantly decreased at six weeks following surgery.

Conclusion: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery affects health-promoting lifestyle behaviors of the patients. It can be concluded that self-actualization skills of the patients and communication with their immediate family increase, where as their responsibility toward their own health, exercise levels, meal arrangements, and stress management decrease at six weeks following surgery.

Keywords : Coronary artery bypass grafting; health promoting lifestyle behaviors; perioperative period
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