An investigation of the diet preferences of patients with metabolic syndrome who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Li Hua Tseng, Heng Hsin Tung*, Jeng Wei, Chung Yi Chang, Yun Chia Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Background: The coronary artery disease (CAD) patients are not free of disease recurrence following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. There may be risk of restenosis or occlusion in coronary blood fow. Risk reduction, such as diet control, is needed for long-term vascular patency. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the diet preferences of post coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients with metabolic syndrome. Methods: A cross-section research design and purposive sampling were conducted in this study. The study was conducted at a general hospital in northern Taiwan. A total of 104 samples recruited. And given a respondent demographics questionnaire and Chinese food frequency questionnaire. Eata were managed and analyzed using SPSS 17.0 software. Results: We found that postoperative patients ate less vegetables and milk and more fried food. They also used cooking oil more frequently. Conclusion: We recommend that patients after CABG surgery take more vegetables with less fried food and cooking oil. They should improve their diet preferences and eating habit. More than half of the patients have meals prepared by their spouses. More emphasis should be focused on improving the health knowledge of those who prepare food. We hope this result can provide more information about postoperative diet education for medical staff and help patients and their families consume a diet richer in healthy foods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-73
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing
Volume58
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Coronary artery bypass graft
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Diet preference
  • Metabolic syndrome

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An investigation of the diet preferences of patients with metabolic syndrome who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this