Evaluation of an educational programme for patients taking warfarin.

  title={Evaluation of an educational programme for patients taking warfarin.},
  author={M Anne Wyness},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={15 9},
The outcomes of a structured warfarin patient education programme were compared with those of an unstructured programme. For both programmes, knowledge and satisfaction levels were determined, incidence of complications of warfarin therapy were noted, and prothrombin time results were examined. The 23 patients who participated in the structured educational programme were selected from among vascular surgery patients. The comparison group was composed of 10 patients who had mechanical prosthetic… CONTINUE READING

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