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Korean Circ J. 2018 Jun;48(6):507-515. English. Original Article.
Xiao L , Wang P , Fang Q , Zhao Q .
Department of Nursing, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.
Department of Cardiovascular Internal Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Background and Objectives

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of health-promoting behaviors in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and explore what factors affect healthy lifestyle behaviors.


A total of 120 patients with coronary artery disease after PCI was included in this study. The Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) II was used to assess health-promoting lifestyle behavior. Data analysis was performed by t-test, analysis of variance, and multiple linear stepwise regression analyses.


The average age of the participants was 60.10±9.84 (range, 37–81) years old. Among the participants, 86.7% were men and 13.3% were women. In all, 24.2% of the patients had an excellent level of health-promoting lifestyle and 74.2% had a moderate level of health-promoting lifestyle. The spiritual growth scores were the highest, while stress management and physical activity scores were the lowest. The level of health-promoting lifestyle was higher for people with higher income and a diagnosis of stable angina.


Healthcare providers should focus on promoting physical exercise and stress management for patients after PCI. It is also necessary to keep an eye out for patients with low income and severe illness to encourage a health-promoting lifestyle in these subsets of patients.

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