Care Need among to patients with Coronary Artery Disease


  • Pachanat Nunthaitawekul Faculty of nursing, Chulalongkorn University
  • Pennapa Dangdomyuit Faculty of nursing, Chulalongkorn University
  • Pattama Preerapong Police hospital
  • Jarunee Rabama Faculty of nursing, Chulalongkorn University
  • Penpayome Sakorn Faculty of nursing, Chulalongkorn University


Support Care Needs, Coronary Artery Disease


Survey research for study included the care needs of patients with coronary heart disease, to compare the care needs of patients with coronary heart disease classified by gender and to study the relationship between the co-morbidity, duration of treatment, number of medication taken, cardiac function class and the care needs of patients with coronary artery disease. The sample consisted of 352 patients who were treated with medicine at the Police Hospital. The Instruments for data collection consisted of questionnaires, general data and clinical data of individuals, and needs assessment for patients with coronary heart disease. Analyze data with Descriptive statistics, T -test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient.

The results of the study revealed that 1) Total care needs of the patients with coronary heart disease in a high level (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 95.81) , when considering each aspect, it was found that the psycho needs (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 29.32), the health system and information care (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 23.79), Physical and daily activities (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 17.09) were moderate level, and the low level of sexual desire (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 6.57) 2) Total support care needs of coronary heart disease was not significantly different by gender (p<.05) 3) The co-morbidity correlated with the positive care needs at a moderate level (r = 0.44). The duration of treatment (r = .09) and the number of medicine taken (r = .63) were related to the low and moderate level of negative needs (respectively). Cardiac functional class was not correlation with the care needs of patients with coronary heart disease.


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Nunthaitawekul P, Dangdomyuit P, Preerapong P, Rabama J, Sakorn P. Care Need among to patients with Coronary Artery Disease. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2021 Aug. 31 [cited 2022 Oct. 1];22(2):169-77. Available from:



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