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)340-345
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
    Volume34
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 01 Dec 2018

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