The effect of education and counselling on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about responses to acute myocardial infarction symptoms

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Title The effect of education and counselling on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about responses to acute myocardial infarction symptoms
Author Buckley, T.; McKinley, S.; Gallagher, R.; Dracup, K.; Moser, D.K.; Aitken, Leanne Maree
Journal Name European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Editor Tiny Jaarsma
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier B. V.
Abstract The time that elapses from the onset of symptoms of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to treatment has a significant effect on mortality and morbidity. This study reports the effectiveness of an education and counselling intervention on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about AMI symptoms and the appropriate response to symptoms. The intervention was tested in a randomised controlled trial of 200 people with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD). The groups were equivalent at baseline on study outcomes, clinical history and sociodemographic characteristics with the exception of more women in the intervention group (38% vs. 24%). The results of repeated measures ANOVA showed that the intervention resulted in improved knowledge of CHD, AMI symptoms and the appropriate response to symptoms that was sustained to 12 months (p=0.02). There were no differences between groups' attitudes and beliefs over time. It is concluded that a short individual teaching and counselling intervention resulted in improved knowledge of CHD, AMI symptoms and the appropriate response to symptoms in people at risk of AMI sustained to 12 months.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2006.05.005
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Elsevier. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 6
Page from 105
Page to 111
ISSN 1474-5151
Date Accessioned 2008-03-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18020
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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