Lewin, R.J.P., Thompson, D.R. and Elton, R.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). pp. 107-114. ISSN 0167-5273
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.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Health Sciences (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2009 10:42|
|Last Modified:||13 Aug 2009 13:24|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.|