عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Background: The use of coping strategies with stress in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients, can lead to significant changes in fasting blood sugar (FBS) level, but researchers have not empirically explored it. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between coping strategies with stress and FBS level in CHD patients.
Materials and methods: This descriptive and correlative study was conducted in 2011. Study population was all patients who had referred to Shahid Rajaie Heart Hospital. A total of 44 CHD patients hospitalized in internal wards for women and men, and private units, whose coronary artery occlusion had been confirmed by angiography, were selected by judgmental sampling method. In this study, Lazarus and Folkman's Coping Questionnaire, and blood sugar kit (Pars Azmoon Company) were used. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression, in SPSS 17.
Results: The results showed that, there was a significant positive correlation between emotion-based coping strategies and FBS (r=0.680, P