Trial of the effects of an advice and relaxation tape given within the first 24 h of admission to hospital with acute myocardial infarction

Lewin, Robert J. P., Thompson, David R. and Elton, Robert A. (2002) Trial of the effects of an advice and relaxation tape given within the first 24 h of admission to hospital with acute myocardial infarction. International Journal of Cardiology, 82 2: 107-114. doi:10.1016/S0167-5273(01)00620-9


Author Lewin, Robert J. P.
Thompson, David R.
Elton, Robert A.
Title Trial of the effects of an advice and relaxation tape given within the first 24 h of admission to hospital with acute myocardial infarction
Journal name International Journal of Cardiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-5273
1874-1754
Publication date 2002-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0167-5273(01)00620-9
Volume 82
Issue 2
Start page 107
End page 114
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
Abstract Background: The study was performed to examine the effects of giving patients with acute myocardial infarction an advice and relaxation audio tape within 24 h of admission to hospital. Methods: A prospective, two-group design was used with 243 subjects randomised to receive either the advice and relaxation tape or a music tape of their choice within 24 h of sustaining a myocardial infarction. Outcomes comprised anxiety, cardiac misconceptions, lifestyle change, attendance at a cardiac rehabilitation programme, and quality of life. Results: Although the advice and relaxation tape reduced the number of cardiac misconceptions this did not lead to any improvements in outcome, whilst in hospital or at 6 months. Both tapes were equally appreciated by the patients, 98% of whom said that they would recommend them to other patients. Conclusions: An advice and relaxation tape reduces cardiac misconceptions but does not confer any other benefits over a music tape.
Keyword cardiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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