Knowledge regarding secondary prevention lifestyle practices among patients with ischaemic heart disease in Oman: Pilot study

Tamim R. Al-Tamimi, Hafidh A. Ba-Omar, Sunil Nadar

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Objectives: Secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is very important. This study aimed to assess knowledge of necessary lifestyle changes among Omani patients diagnosed with IHD. Methods: This cross-sectional pilot study took place between October 2015 and February 2016 at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Muscat, Oman. A total of 30 random patients with IHD from the Cardiology Outpatient Clinic of SQUH were included. A 30-item survey was used to determine patients’ knowledge of necessary lifestyle practices following their IHD diagnosis, with scores of <70% indicating poor knowledge. Results: Overall, 21 patients (70.0%) had low knowledge levels. Scores ranged from 38.9−94.4% (mean: 60.7% ± 14.1%). No demographic factors were found to predict low scores, although there were some differences in individual questions. Conclusion: Low knowledge levels regarding lifestyle changes were observed among IHD patients in Oman. More efforts should be made to educate these patients for the secondary prevention of IHD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e88-e92
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2017



  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Oman
  • Secondary Prevention

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  • Medicine(all)

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