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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, 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

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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.

Item Type: Article
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
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0167-5273%2801%2900620-...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0167-5273%2801%2900620-9
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6349

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