Randomized controlled trial of symptom management patient education for people with acute coronary syndrome

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Stolic, Snezana, Lin, Frances and Mitchell, Marion. 2019. "Randomized controlled trial of symptom management patient education for people with acute coronary syndrome." Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34 (4), pp. 340-345. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000383
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Randomized controlled trial of symptom management patient education for people with acute coronary syndrome

ERA Journal ID14116
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsStolic, Snezana (Author), Lin, Frances (Author) and Mitchell, Marion (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Journal Citation34 (4), pp. 340-345
Number of Pages5
Year2019
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1057-3631
1550-5065
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000383
Web Address (URL)https://insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00001786-201910000-00011
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.

Keywordsacute coronary syndrome, nitroglycerin, patient education, randomized controlled trial, symptom management
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSouthern Cross University
Griffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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