Pre-admission education/counselling for patients undergoing coronary angioplasty: Impact on knowledge and risk factors

Tooth, Leigh R., McKenna, Kryss T. and Maas, Frikkie (1998) Pre-admission education/counselling for patients undergoing coronary angioplasty: Impact on knowledge and risk factors. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 22 5: 583-588. doi:10.1111/j.1467-842X.1998.tb01443.x


Author Tooth, Leigh R.
McKenna, Kryss T.
Maas, Frikkie
Title Pre-admission education/counselling for patients undergoing coronary angioplasty: Impact on knowledge and risk factors
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1326-0200
1753-6405
Publication date 1998-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-842X.1998.tb01443.x
Volume 22
Issue 5
Start page 583
End page 588
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate whether a pre-procedural education/counselling program can improve knowledge and coronary risk factors in 130 patients (65 experimental; 65 comparison) approximately four months after having percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Knowledge and physical activity levels (p=0.00) improved for both groups from pre-PTCA to the follow-up. Further, the experimental group showed favourable change in total cholesterol level (p=0.02) at follow-up. That participation in the intervention did not improve knowledge or risk factor prevalence may reflect the adequacy of standard ward care, the influence of factors not under the control of the study or the overall experience of PTCA. Limitations of educational programs without follow-up sessions are discussed and alternate rehabilitation approaches suggested.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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