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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 2
Examination of Chronic Fatigue in Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Buse Ogul1,Gulbin Ergin2
1Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital, Departmant of Physical Therapy, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Izmir Bakircay University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Departmant of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.1034 Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine of chronic fatigue in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.

Methods: The study was carried out with a total of 50 patients undergoing CABG surgery. The questionnaire was filled with socio-demographic characteristics of the patients. The Checklist Individual Strength (CIS) questionnaire for fatigue, The SF-36 questionnaire for the quality of life, the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) for depression, and the 6 minutes walking (6MWT) test for functional exercise capacity were performed

Results: The mean age of the patients was 63.54±8,86 years and the BMI was 28.83±3,83 kg/ m2. The mean total CIS score of the patients was 46.18 ± 26.25 and 12% of the patients were above the CIS threshold value of 76 points. A statistically significant correlation was found between the ages of the patients and the scores taken from the CIS-motivation (r = 0.03, p <0.05). It was found a positive correlation between the scores of the BDI and the CIS-total and a statistically significant relationship between the 6MWT results (p<0.05). The age, physical function and mental health subscale scores of the patients were determined to be significantly effective on the CIS total score (p <0.05).

Conclusion: In conclusion, age, physical function and mental health are the factors that most affects late period fatigue in patients undergoing CABG. Keywords : fatigue, Checklist Individual Strength, coronary artery disease, bypass surgery