Personal resources and satisfaction with life in Marfan syndrome patients with aortic pathology and in abdominal aortic aneurysm patients

Michal Goran Stanišić , Teresa Rzepa , Alicja Gawrońska , Przemysław Kubaszewski , Maciej Putowski , Sebastian Stefaniak , Bartłomiej Perek


Introduction Whether or not the source of aortic pathology is Marfan syndrome (MFS) or other processes leading to development of abdominal aorta aneurysms (AAA), the awareness of pathology may lead to an emotional upset and low assessment of satisfaction with life. Aim To assess, in regard to MFS patients with aortic pathology and to abdominal aortic aneurysm patients: 1) whether or not self-efficacy (SE) and health locus of control (HLoC) affect the patients’ satisfaction with life; 2) whether the two groups of patients differ in terms of mental dispositions. Material and methods The study population consisted of 16 MFS patients with aortic pathology and 16 AAA patients, 9 men and 7 women in each group. The mean age of the MFS patients was 28.5 ±8.214, and of the AAA patients 64.25 ±7.019. The following scales were applied: Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale, Satisfaction With Life Scale, Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale. Results Abdominal aorta aneurysms patients compared to MFS patients gave a higher rating for SE (MD = 33.94 and MD = 29.56), internal health locus of control (MD = 25.00 and MD = 21.13), external personal HLoC (MD = 24.50 and MD = 19.25), external impersonal HLoC (MD = 23.06 and MD = 18.25), and satisfaction with life (M = 22.06 and M = 20.13). Internal and external HLoC were significantly lower in MFS patients compared to AAA patients. Conclusions In patients with aortic diseases, special attention must be paid to the state of personal resources (PR). Interactions made by medical professionals should focus on enhancing PR supporting the patients’ self-knowledge on their SE. This will help to improve their satisfaction with life and form a positive attitude to the illness.
Author Michal Goran Stanišić
Michal Goran Stanišić,,
, Teresa Rzepa (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Teresa Rzepa,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Alicja Gawrońska
Alicja Gawrońska,,
, Przemysław Kubaszewski
Przemysław Kubaszewski,,
, Maciej Putowski
Maciej Putowski,,
, Sebastian Stefaniak
Sebastian Stefaniak,,
, Bartłomiej Perek
Bartłomiej Perek,,
Journal seriesKardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, [Polish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery], ISSN 1731-5530, e-ISSN 1897-4252, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishpersonal resources, aortic dissection, Marfan syndrome, abdominal aorta aneurysms
ASJC Classification2705 Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine; 2746 Surgery
Languagepl polski
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Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.24; WoS Impact Factor: 2012 = 0.205 (2) - 2012=0.132 (5)
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