Factors Influencing Well-Being among Post Myocardial Infarction Patients

Saturday, 7 November 2015: 3:35 PM

Sanguan Thanee, PhD, RN
Department of mental health and psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubonratchathani 34190, Thailand

Title: Factors influencing well-being among post myocardial infarction patients.


Post myocardial infarction patients tend to be functional decline and re-hospitalization because illness progression and complications.

Purpose: The objectives of this predictive study were to examine correlated and predicting factors of well-being among post myocardial infarction patients.

Methods: A sample consisted of 201 myocardial infarction patients who follow up at outpatient department. A package of questionnaires included personal information, health perception, well-being, mental and emotional status, depression, stress management, functional performance, illness adjustment, food consumption, physical activity, and adherence to treatment and risk control. Data were analyzed by descriptive, Pearson correlation, and multiple regressions.


The results found that well-being was correlated to health perception (r = .349, p <.001)  functional performance (r = .365, p <.001) illness adjustment (r = 177, p =.006) mental and emotional status (r = .604, p <.001) adherence to treatment and risk control (r = .138, p = .026), and depression (r = -.548, p <.001) Predicting factors of well-being were mental and emotional status (Beta = .430, p < .001) and depression (Beta = -.286, p <.001). Total variances explain 41.6 %.

From the research results, health care providers and health care institutes should develop guideline and conduct research to promote mental and emotional status, and reduce depression.