Randomized controlled trial of symptom management patient education for people with acute coronary syndrome

Snezana Stolic, Frances Lin, Marion Mitchell

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:
Poorly managed acute coronary syndrome symptoms increase the risk of subsequent cardiovascular events.
PURPOSE:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of symptom management patient education on the knowledge of sublingual nitroglycerin for people with acute coronary syndrome.
METHODS:
A randomized controlled trial was used to evaluate the 3-resource intervention. The study was conducted in a 448-bed Australian public hospital. The instrument used was the modified Sublingual Nitroglycerin Interview Schedule.
RESULTS:
A total of 169 participants completed the study. The intervention group significantly improved their knowledge of sublingual nitroglycerin when compared with the control group (P = .002).
CONCLUSION:
This 3-resource symptom management patient education shows promise in improving sublingual nitroglycerin knowledge for people with acute coronary syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 01 Dec 2018

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