Dr Muhammad Ammar Arif , Dr Muhammad Mansha, Dr Ushba Fatima
Introduction: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide making it a major public health problem. Objectives of the study: The main objective of the study is to analyse the heart patients by enhancing positive emotions through positive psychology intervention. Material and methods: This descriptive study was conducted in SIMS, Lahore during June 2019 to February 2020. The data was collected from 100 heart patients. The data was divided into two parts, one was experimental group and one was control group. Results: Mean age was 56.6 +/− 8.7, 42 (76%) were men, and diabetes (n=14; 25%) was the most common medical comorbidity. There were no differences in characteristics (all p>.05) between PPI (n=50) and control (n=50) participants. Across the four study conditions, only history of prior depression differed across groups. Overall, 32/50 PPI participants (78%) completed a majority of the weekly sessions (≥4 of 6), and 183/246 total sessions (74%) were completed. Conclusion: It is concluded that positive psychology intervention enhances positive emotions like happiness, optimism, gratitude, etc. and decreases the risk for the incidence of coronary heart disease.