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Improving outcomes after myocardial infarction: a randomized controlled trial evaluating effects of a telephone follow-up intervention.

Authors
  • Hanssen, Tove Aminda
  • Nordrehaug, Jan Erik
  • Eide, Geir Egil
  • Hanestad, Berit Rokne
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2007
Volume
14
Issue
3
Pages
429–437
Identifiers
PMID: 17568244
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A nurse-led systematic telephone follow-up intervention significantly improved the physical dimension of health-related quality of life in patients in the intervention group compared with usual care patients. Participation in this intervention also seemed to promote health behaviour change in patients after acute myocardial infarction.

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