Does a telephone follow-up intervention for patients discharged with acute myocardial infarction have long-term effects on health-related quality of life? A randomised controlled trial.

@article{Hanssen2009DoesAT,
  title={Does a telephone follow-up intervention for patients discharged with acute myocardial infarction have long-term effects on health-related quality of life? A randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Tove Aminda Hanssen and Jan Erik Nordrehaug and Geir Egil Eide and B. Hanestad},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1334-45}
}
AIMS An earlier combined proactive and reactive telephone follow-up intervention for acute myocardial infarction patients after discharge from hospital showed positive effects after six months. The aim of the present study was to assess whether the intervention has long-term effects up to 18 months after discharge. DESIGN A prospective randomised controlled trial with 18 months follow-up. METHOD The trial was conducted with 288 patients allocated to a telephone follow-up intervention group… CONTINUE READING
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