Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the predictors of the quality of life of patients who
have coronary heart disease in Turkey.
Methods: The sample consisted of 796 participants with coronary heart disease selected from a
nation-ally representative 2019 Turkey Health Survey. The effects of individual-level,
individuallevel healthy behaviors, household-level, and regional-level characteristics on quality of
life were analyzed by using nested regression in STATA
Results: The majority of respondents were male (62.3%), relatively more aged (41.0%), married
(70.5%), and primary school educated (50.6%). More than 18 percent of respondents (144 people)
said that they were unable to pay for the needed medical care. The variables lessening the quality
of life for patients with coronary heart disease were found to be as female gender, increasing age,
decreasing education level, living with a person with bad health status in the same house, inability
to pay for medical care and living in statistical region-8 of Türkiye.
Conclusion: The results of this study contribute to the debate concerning the expected and
unexpected relationships between QoL and its predictors among respondents with patients who
have coronary heart disease. The study suggests that appropriate local and national policies should
be developed to improve quality of life of coronary heart disease patients.
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||31 Temmuz 2023|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||22 Mayıs 2023|
|Kabul Tarihi||18 Temmuz 2023|
|Yayımlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2023 Cilt: 8 Sayı: 2|