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

Stolic, Snezana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3073-6812 and 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. ISSN 1057-3631


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 02:41
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2022 22:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute coronary syndrome, nitroglycerin, patient education, randomized controlled trial, symptom management
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000383
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38500

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