Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
A comparitive study of women with coronary heart disease and women without coronary heart disease on happiness, perceived stress and satisfaction with life
Author(s): Anupreet Kaur Arora, Azmat Sidhu
Abstract: Coronary heart disease is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. Coronary heart disease starts when certain factors damage the inner layers of the coronary arteries. The factors which cause coronary heart disease are smoking, high levels of cholesterol in the blood, high blood pressure, high levels of sugar and blood vessel inflammation. Younger women, those <60 years old, were less likely to have coronary disease compared with older women. The current study was designed to compare happiness, perceived stress and satisfaction with life among women with coronary heart diseases and without coronary heart diseases. The sample for the current study consists of 50 women, where 25 women are those with coronary heart disease, and the other 25 women without coronary heart disease. The subjects range from 45-55 years of age. For this purpose, The Happiness Measure Scale ( Fordyce et al., 1988), Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen et al., 1983) and Satisfaction with Life Scale by Diener et al., (1985) were administered to the sample. The t-test was used for statistical analysis of the results in order to compare happiness, perceived stress and satisfaction in life in women with coronary heart disease and women without coronary heart disease. Results will be discussed in terms of its implications.