Volume 23, Issue 1 (Apr - May 2019)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2019, 23(1): 14-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Soleimani M A, Zarabadi-Pour S, Pahlevan Sharif S, Motalebi S A. The Relationship Between Death Anxiety and Self-esteem in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2019; 23 (1) :14-25
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-2789-en.html
1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
2- Department of Taylor’s Business, Taylor’s University Malaysia Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. , ammotalebi@yahoo.com
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Background Death anxiety is a concerning and threatening issue among patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). Self-esteem is considered as an internal factor against the inherent fear of approached death. 
Objective The present study aimed to determine the relationship between death anxiety and self-esteem among patients with AMI.
Methods A total of 216 patients with AMI hospitalized in Bu Ali Sina Hospital in Qazvin City, Iran, in 2016, participated in this descriptive and cross-sectional study. Data were collected using a demographic data questionnaire, Templer Death Anxiety Scale, and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Pearson’s correlation coefficient and multivariate regression tests were employed to analyze the obtained data.
Findings The Mean±SD age of the study patients was 60.25±10.58 years. Moreover, there was a positive and significant association between death anxiety and self-esteem of AMI patients. Multivariate regression analysis results suggested that age, economic status, religious beliefs, and self-esteem were predictors of death anxiety.
Conclusion The present study indicated increased death anxiety with increasing self-esteem. However, further studies in the different populations are recommended to confirm these results.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Community Medicine

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