Trial of the effects of an advice and relaxation tape given within the first 24 h of admission to hospital with acute myocardial infarction

Robert J.P. Lewin, David, R. Thompson , Robert A. Elton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Trial of the effects of an advice and relaxation tape given within the first 24 h of admission to hospital with acute myocardial infarction'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this