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Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran
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Background: Today cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death in the known world. This study aimed to compare the lifestyle, quality of life, psychological resilience among healthy individuals and patients with cardiovascular disease.
Materials and Methods: The method of present study is causal-comparative. The study population consists of all patients with cardiovascular diseases in Madani Hospital of  Khorramabad. The 196 patients with heart disease- Coronary were selected by available sampling and they were compared with 196 matched healthy subjects. Tools for measuring the research variables were life style test (Lali et al., 1391), quality of life (WHO, 1996) and psychological resilience (Connor, 2003). Data were analyzed by U-Mann Whitney test with the level of %95.  
Results: There was a significant difference in life styles and its indicators between patients with cardio- vascular and healthy volunteer. Also, there was a significant difference between quality of life, general health, physical health, psychological dimension, the realm of the living environment in the heart patients and healthy subjects. There was a significant difference in psychological resilience among cardiac patients and healthy individuals.
Conclusion: Since that cardiovascular disease showed lower scores than the healthy subjects in the indicators of resilience, lifestyle and quality of life gained, it seems that likely resilience, lifestyle and special quality of life keep symptoms at the time of treatment and it can be considered on treatment.   
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: قلب و عروق
Received: 2017/04/6 | Accepted: 2018/02/17 | Published: 2018/02/17

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