Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)
Coping strategies in chronic heart failure
Author(s): Dr. Poonam M, Dr. Smitha Pavan, Dr. Neelam M, Dr. Gireesh, Dr. Sandesh KS
Abstract: Disturbances of mental function are common among patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and may become more frequent and serious as failure of the heart progresses. Depression and Anxiety in these patients are more commonly reported in the literature. There can be a gradual deterioration in their coping skills. The current study attempts to study coping skills in the study subjects. The sample consists of 100 in patients with chronic heart failure of more than one-year duration. A diagnosis was established using Framingham’s criteria for heart failure and severity was assessed using the New York Heart Association functional class. They were also administered the semi structured proforma and the Coping Checklist. Descriptive Statistics, Chi square were used for data analysis. Over all in the sample adaptive coping styles were observed.
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