Turkish Journal of
Cardiovascular Nursing
Original Article

The Duration of Application to Hospital in Acute Myocardial Infarction and the Effect of Lifestyle Behaviors


Tekirdağ Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Hastanesi, Koroner Yoğun Bakım Ünitesi, Tekirdağ, Türkiye


Tekirdağ Namık Kemal Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Tekirdağ, Türkiye


Tekirdağ Özel Yaşam Hastanesi, Tekirdağ, Türkiye

Turkish Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2022; 13: 54-60
DOI: 10.5543/khd.2022.213457
Read: 1137 Downloads: 320 Published: 17 August 2022

Objective: To determine the role of lifestyle behaviors in prehospital delays by determining the duration of application to hospital in patients diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction.

Methods: The study is a cross-sectional descriptive study. The study was conducted in a university hospital between December 2016 and June 2017. Data on 229 patients with a definitive diagnosis of myocardial infarction were obtained using the “Patient Identification Form” and the “Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale-II.”

Results: The application duration of the patients to the hospital was 2.9 ± 1.9 hours, and 42.4% of the patients were admitted to the hospital for 2 hours or longer. While male gender, pain radiating to the hand and arm, and favorable weather conditions when the complaints started shortened the time to apply to the hospital (P < .05); accompanying weakness with pain and help-seeking behavior by the patient's relatives prolonged the application period (P < .05). Those who applied to the hospital in less than 2 hours from the onset of the complaints scored higher on the Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale-II (P < .05).

Conclusions: As a result of our findings, it can be said that one of the ways to shorten the hospital admission time by accelerating the decision-making process of the patient after myocardial infarction is to provide individuals with healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Cite this article as: Doğan E, Tosun Z, Güler N. Akut miyokard İnfarktüsünde hastaneye başvuru süresi ve yaşam biçimi davranışlarının etkisi. Turk J Cardiovasc Nurs 2022;13(31):54-60.

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