Document Type : Original Article(s)


1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Education, School of Psychology and Education Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Tehran Heart Center AND Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences AND Cardiac Outcome Research and Education (CORE), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor,, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 General Practitioner, Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Professor, Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran,


BACKGROUND: World Health Organization (WHO) considered Mental Health Continuum (MHC) as a good instrument for well-being studies. Moreover, gensini score (GS) is an intensity index for coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of our study was to compare GSs among patients who had coronary artery disease with different well-being states. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in Tehran Heart Center, Iran, in 2013. The study population consisted of 50 non-depressed patients who were candidates for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). All of the participants were interviewed according to the Iranian version of Mental Health Continuum (IV-MHC) and were allocated to flourishing, maternal mental health (MMH) and languishing states based on the related classification criteria. GS was calculated for each participant. Data were analyzed by SPSS. RESULTS: Forty one (82%) patients were in flourishing, 9 (18%) in MMH and nobody was in languishing states. The mean (standard deviation) of GS was 90.43 (44.424) and 89.67 (33.378) for flourishing and MMH ones, respectively (P = 0.962). There was no statistically significant correlation between GSs and well-being states (all Ps > 0.050). CONCLUSION: Considering IV-MHC classification, all of our patients were only allocated to flourishing and MMH states. There was no relationship between intensity of CAD and the states (P > 0.050). We recommend further research with larger sample sizes for better evaluation of the Iranian version of the instrument. 


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