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Expressed preferences for health education of patients after percutaneous coronary intervention.
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PMID:  16319548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention patients may require further education to increase their uptake of lifestyle change. Little is known, however, about their preferences for health education. This study aimed to investigate percutaneous coronary intervention patients' preferences regarding information provision and to identify patient characteristics associated with specific preferences. DESIGN AND METHODS: A consecutive series of eligible patients was recruited from three metropolitan hospitals in Melbourne, Australia after their first percutaneous coronary intervention. Structured telephone interviews were conducted with 218 patients shortly after discharge from hospital. Patient preferences for source and format of information about both heart disease and lifestyle change were ascertained. Data regarding demographic characteristics and rehabilitation attendance were also collected. RESULTS: Cardiac rehabilitation programme staff were the most frequently nominated preferred source for information delivery. Cardiac rehabilitation was also the most frequently nominated preferred format for information delivery. Half the patients nominated alternative formats, most commonly individual consultation with a health professional and self-education. Not surprisingly, patients who preferred alternatives to group cardiac rehabilitation were significantly less likely to attend rehabilitation. CONCLUSIONS: It is important to cater for patients who express a desire for alternative information formats. A flexible model of cardiac rehabilitation delivery which incorporates non-group alternatives would meet the needs of these patients.
Rosemary O Higgins; Barbara M Murphy; Michael R Le Grande; Anne Parkinson; Marian U C Worcester; Alan J Goble
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1741-8267     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-03-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101192000     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  572-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Research Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Disease / therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Health Education / standards*
Life Style
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic*
Patient Satisfaction*
Treatment Outcome

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