Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
A study of mental health and coping among women with coronary heart disease and women without coronary heart disease
Author(s): Azmat Sidhu, Anupreet Kaur Arora
Abstract: Coronary heart disease is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. Women with coronary heart disease face mental health issues, depressed mood and have severe stress symptoms. They must enhance their coping strategies to deal with stress and try to live a good quality of life. The current study was designed to compare mental health and coping among women with coronary heart diseases and without coronary heart diseases. The sample for the current study consists of 50 women, where 25 women are those with coronary heart disease, and the other 25 women without coronary heart disease. The subjects range from 45-55 years of age. For this purpose, Mental Health Checklist by the National Mental Health Association of Alaska (1998) and Coping Style Inventory by Carver et al. (1989) were administered to the sample. The t test was used for statistical analysis of the results in order to compare mental health and coping in life in women with coronary heart disease and women without coronary heart disease. Results will be discussed in terms of its implications.