Factors Related to Coronary Artery Disease Prevention Behaviors among Men with Andropause in Bangkok
Keywords:Andropause, Coronary Artery Disease, Health Belief Model
Men with andropause are at risk for coronary artery disease. This group has reduced the level
of hormone testosterone. Reported low DHEA and DHEA serum levels are at risk for coronary artery
disease. These groups also had at non-communicable diseases and Coronary artery disease was
associated with coronary artery disease per 71.0% and death 27.0% This analytical descriptive research
applied Health Belief Model as a conceptual framework in order to explore the coronary artery
disease preventive behaviors among men with andropause in Bangkok and its related f actors. The
participants were 315 men with andropause randomly selected from Prawet District, Metropolitan
Bangkok. Data were collected through structured interviews. Data analysis used descriptive statistics,
Pearson’s product moment correlation, and multiple regression analysis.
The results showed that most men with andropause have moderate level of coronary artery
disease preventive behaviors (73.7%). Factors that significantly related to coronary artery disease
preventive behaviors among men with andropause were self-efficacy toward coronary artery disease
prevention (beta =.553), perceived barriers of coronary artery disease prevention(beta = -.121 ),history
with chronic illness( beta = .114 ),and information consumption( beta = .093 ).These factors could be
accounted for 45.1%of variance in coronary artery disease preventive behaviors ( p < 0.001).
Research findings suggested that Community Nurse Practitioner or Health Personnel should
consider improving the coronary artery disease prevention behaviors among men with andropause.The
prevention program that provide information related to coronary artery disease, enhancing self-efficacy
toward prevention practice and reducing barrier perception should be organized and implemented
for men with andropause.
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