Volume 28, Issue 8 (10-2020)                   JSSU 2020, 28(8): 2951-2959 | Back to browse issues page

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Introduction: Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are the most common congenital anomalies in children that can adversely influence children and families mental health, physical performance, and family economic. The aim of present study was to compare the quality of life (QOL) in mothers with children with CHD before and after cardiac surgery in South Khorasan Province (East of Iran).
Methods: In this cross sectional study the QOL of 60 mothers with CHD children admitted in Vali-e Asr Hospital were evaluated before and after cardiac surgery in 2017. They were incorporated upon provision of informed consent. The Mac new Heart Disease Health -related quality of life Questionnaire scale was completed by the mothers 10 days before and three months after the surgery. The data were analyzed in SPSS software (version 16) using relative tests. p<0.05 was considered as significant difference.
Results: The results of the present study showed that the mean of QOL score were significantly increased from 40.8±2.7 in initial time to 66.50± 2.2 in 3 months after surgery (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Cardiac surgery in children with CHD could improve the overall QOL score and all of its subscales (physical health, emotional health and social health) of their parents.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2020/02/20 | Accepted: 2020/10/31 | Published: 2020/10/31