Mohammad por, Rahmati Sharghi, Khosravan, & Alami, (2013).

To determine the level of self-care, educative and supportive needs and its relevant factors was carried out based on Orem’s model.

cross sectional analytical study

N = 100

The patients were 27 to 97 years old, 74% were male, and 72% have experienced heart attack for the first time. The level of self-care in knowledge, motivation, and skill domains were (58%, 42%, 44%) respectively. Furthermore a significant correlation between sugar and blood lipid level with self-care in skill dimension and knowledge.

Kang, Yang, & Kim, (2010).

To investigate the effect of cardiac knowledge and cardiac self-efficacy on health behaviors after controlling for influences from associating factors of health behaviors in patients with coronary artery diseases (CADs).

Descriptive correlational and cross-sectional design.

N = 180

The cardiac self-efficacy was shown to be the most influencing factor on health behaviors but cardiac knowledge had no influence on health behaviors.

The nursing interventions tailored on the patient characteristics should be developed in order to improve the health behaviors of patients with CADs.

Shin, Hwang, Jeong, & Lee, (2013).

To identify direct and indirect factors influencing self-care compliance in patients with first acute coronary syndrome through examining the relationship among multidimensional factors.

cross-sectional descriptive study design

N = 430

The result showed a significant effect on self-care compliance. The social support has indirectly influenced in self-care compliance through improving self-efficacy, reducing anxiety and increasing perceived benefit. Moreover, social support and body function indirectly influenced self-care compliance through decreasing depression which affected self-efficacy. Self-efficacy was the most significant aspect and played an important role as a mediating variable.

Abdollahzadeh, Asghari, Jafarabadi, Khangah, & Pourshahbazi, (2016)

To determine self-management predictors in patients with coronary artery diseases.

descriptive- correlation study

N = 312

Results showed that predictors of self-management variance were ACS disease (F (4, 267) = 0.363, p value = 0.024) and type of treatment (F (4, 267) = 3.249, p-value = 0.039). These variables could predict the variance of self-management to 14%. Moreover, the predictive variables can explain around 6% of self-management variance.

Mommad, Farahani, Zohour, & panahi, (2010).

To determine self-care behaviors that individuals perform in order to preserve or promote their life, health, well-being and prevention or treatment of their disease.

Analytical- descriptive study

N = 307

Self-care ability of coronary artery disease patients is in moderate level and self-care ability and health are not affected by basic conditioning factors (socio-demographic).

Aljabery, Saifan, Abu Ruz, asa’ Deh, & Abu Hayeah, (2017).

To describe the quality of life for patients with acute coronary syndrome in Jordan.

non- experimental descriptive cross-sectional correlational design

N = 372

Jordanian patients with acute coronary syndrome have poor quality of life especially in the physical domain. Social domain of their quality of life was the least affected indicating that there is a strong family support and relation. Health interventions to improve quality of life for those patients are warranted.

Taghadosi, Ghanbari-Afra & Gilasi, (2016).

To Survey QOL and its influencing factors in patients with ACS.

cross-sectional design

N = 300

The QOL in patients with ACS is low. Female gender, low ejection fraction and coronary stenosis over 50% causes of reduction in their QOL. It is recommended in nursing care during hospitalization and after discharge attends these problems.