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Advances in Interventional Cardiology/Postępy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej
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1/2021
vol. 17
 
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Nurse-managed education: the effectiveness of secondary prevention after acute coronary syndromes and the prevalence and predictors of dropout from a cardiac rehabilitation programme

Agnieszka Sławska
1
,
Zbigniew Siudak
2

1.
Department of Invasive Cardiology, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
2.
Department of Internal Medicine, Collegium Medicum, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
Adv Interv Cardiol 2021; 17, 1 (63): 46–53
Online publish date: 2021/03/27
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Introduction
Education programmes are now very often used to limit the consequences associated with a steady increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease. It is important to assess the effectiveness of these programmes and the reasons why people drop out. Aim: To evaluate the effects of intensive education of patients undergoing acute invasive cardiology procedures compared to the control group (patients educated in a classical way).

Material and methods
Randomized trial. Measurements of body weight and body composition: during hospital stay, at 45 and 180 days after acute coronary syndrome. We used a self-prepared questionnaire, LOR-T and a TANITA BC1000 body composition analyser.

Results
The sample consisted of 73 patients aged 48 to 89 years. Men constituted 58.9% of the participants. 43.8% of the respondents appeared for a follow-up visit after 45 days, and after 180 days 32.8% came. Body weight, body mass index (BMI), and health condition of the patients did not change significantly during the study. 67.1% of respondents dropped out from the nurse-managed cardiac education programme. People who were in better health, smoking, without comorbidities, having a heart attack, living far from the place of education more often dropped out from follow-up visits.

Conclusions
Patient education proved ineffective. Body weight, BMI, and health condition of the subjects, both at the time of inclusion and during the long-term evaluation, were very unfavourable.

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education, prevention, myocardial infarction, nurse, acute coronary syndrome

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