Predictive Factors of Hope among the Elderly with Coronary Artery Disease


  • อังคณา ศรีวิรัญ มหาบัณฑิต คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา
  • ชมนาด สุ่มเงิน, Ph.D. คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา
  • สิริลักษณ์ โสมานุสรณ์, Ph.D. คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา


Elderly with coronary artery disease, Hope, Health perception, Optimism, Social support


This predictive correlational research aimed to determine hope among elderly with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its predictive factors. The samples consisted of 90 elderly who followed up in cardiovascular clinic, out patient department, Trat Hospital. The research instruments included the Chula Mental Test, a recording form of CAD patient basic data, the General Health Perception Battery with the reliability of .82, the Seligman Attributional Style Questionnaire with the reliability of .73, the Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale with the reliability of .78, the Personal Resource Questionnaire with the reliability of .90, and the Herth Hope Index with the reliability of .81. Data were collected from June to August, 2015. Statistics used for data analysis included frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and stepwise multiple regression.

The research results revealed that the elderly with CAD perceived their hope at a high level (X = 37.77, SD = 5.58). The combination of health perception, optimism, and social support together could statistically significant predict 61.90% of hope of the elderly with CAD (R2 = .619, p < .01).

This research suggested that nurses and health care providers should design nursing interventions for elderly with CAD concerning their social support, health perception and optimism in order to promote and maintain their high level of hope.




How to Cite

ศรีวิรัญ อ., สุ่มเงิน ช., & โสมานุสรณ์ ส. (2018). Predictive Factors of Hope among the Elderly with Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Phrapokklao Nursing College, Chanthaburi, 29(1), 101–112. Retrieved from



Research Report (รายงานการวิจัย)