Volume 23, Number 4 (Jun-Jul 2015)                   JSSU 2015, 23(4): 2127-2135 | Back to browse issues page

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Asghari F, Sadeghi A, Mehraban F, Saadat S. Comparison and Relationships Between Social Support and Coping Strategies in Patients with Myocardial Infarction and in the Control Groups. JSSU. 2015; 23 (4) :2127-2135
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-3104-en.html

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Introduction: Heart diseases involve the first and most prevalent causes of morbidity as well as mortality in Iran, which can be affected by various factors. Hence, this study aimed to explore the comparison and relationships between social support and coping strategies in patients with myocardial infarction and in the control group in Rasht. Methods: In this descriptive study, the study healthy population consisted of all males aged 40-90 living in Rasht, among which 125 males were selected via a cluster random sampling method in 2013. Moreover, the study patient population entailed all male patients suffering from myocardial infarction aged 40-90 living in Rasht who were hospitalized in Dr.Heshmat hospital of Rasht in the first five months of 2013. The patient samples were 125 men selected via purposeful sampling method. In order to glean the study data, Carver's coping strategies inventory and Phillips' perceived social support questionnaire were applied and the data were analyzed utilizing SPSS software (Version 18). Results: The study results revealed that a significant correlation was observed between social support and problem-focused coping strategies in healthy subjects as well as in patients diagnosed with myocardial infarction. Furthermore, a significant difference was observed between healthy subjects and those suffering from myocardial infarction in regard with the overall score of perceived social support, emotion-focused coping strategies and problem-focused coping strategies. Conclusion: The findings of the current study demonstrated the role of social support variables and stress coping strategies should be taken into account in order to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2015/02/13 | Accepted: 2015/05/10 | Published: 2015/07/7

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