Effect of in-hospital counseling on knowledge in myocardial infarction patients and spouses

David, R. Thompson *

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Abstract

The effect of an in-hospital counseling program on knowledge was evaluated over 6 months in 60 male first-time myocardial infarction patients and their wives. Couples were randomly assigned to either a treatment group, where they received a simple program of supportive-educative counseling in addition to routine care, or to a control group, where they received routine care only. All patients and spouses completed a simple knowledge questionnaire. Patients and spouses in the treatment group demonstrated statistically significantly more knowledge than those in the control group. The effect was sustained for 6 months after the intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1991

Keywords

  • Counseling
  • Knowledge
  • Myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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