Behavioral effects of a comprehensive, multifactorial program for lifestyle change after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: a prospective, randomized controlled study.

@article{Lisspers1999BehavioralEO,
  title={Behavioral effects of a comprehensive, multifactorial program for lifestyle change after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: a prospective, randomized controlled study.},
  author={Jan Lisspers and Orjan Sundin and Claes Hofman-Bang and Rolf O Nordlander and Ake Nygren and Lars Ryd{\'e}n and Ann Ohman},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1999},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={143-54}
}
A group of 93 coronary patients recently treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) were randomly assigned to either an intervention or a control group. Subjects in the intervention group participated in a comprehensive behaviorally oriented program aimed at achieving significant long-term changes in risk factor-related lifestyle behavior. Assessments of lifestyle behaviors, psychological factors, biological risk factors, and rehabilitation as well as secondary… CONTINUE READING