Lifestyle Differences between Middle-aged and Old-aged Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

Lifestyle Differences between Middle-aged and Old-aged Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

김미정; 김계하

노인; 심근경색증; 생활습관; Aged; Myocardial infarction; Life Style
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Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
Health and Social Welfare Review Vol.32 No.1, pp.260-280
The purpose of this study was to compare differences in lifestyle between middle-aged and old-aged patients of myocardial infarction. This study covers a group of 136 subjects, aged between 40 and 88, who were diagnosed as afflicted with acute myocardial infarction and treated accordingly at a hospital in G city during the period between January 2009 and December 2010. SPSS Win 17.0 was used for descriptive analyses, chi-square test and independent t-test. The average hospital stay was 7.22 days the middle-aged subjects and 8.97 days for the old-aged subjects. The average time spent to get into hospital from the onset of symptoms was 10.1 hours for the old-aged subjects, which was significantly longer than the 5.5 hours for the middle-aged subjects. Hazardous lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking, and obesity, were found among the middle-aged subjects. Those who continued their smoking habit after treatment accounted for 28.1% of the middle-aged, and only for 12.5% of the old-aged subjects. A whopping 92.1% of the middle-aged subjects were found to do some form of exercise, while only 75.7% of the old-aged did. There were significant differences in lifestyle between the middle-aged and old-aged subjects diagnosed with myocardial infarction. To improve lifestyles of patients with acute myocardial infarction, nurses need to pay close attention to age-appropriate management and education of such differences.
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Ⅰ. 서론
Ⅱ. 연구 방법
Ⅲ. 연구 결과
Ⅳ. 논의
Ⅴ. 결론
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