Effects of an Innovative Counseling Program on a New Medication Therapy Among Patients Following Cardiac Surgery

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156484
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Presentation
Title:
Effects of an Innovative Counseling Program on a New Medication Therapy Among Patients Following Cardiac Surgery
Abstract:
Effects of an Innovative Counseling Program on a New Medication Therapy Among Patients Following Cardiac Surgery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Nigel, Yulia, RN, BA
P.I. Institution Name:Sheba Medical Centre
Title:Elective patient clinic coordinator
Co-Authors:Galit Kaufman, RN, MA; Ateret Malachy, MA; Hana Kerzman, RN, PhD
Introduction: Following cardiac surgery, patients receive a variety of new medication therapies. The approach commonly adopted in nursing to increase knowledge involves patient  empowerment through counseling, which improves compliance with medication treatment. Aims: To compare patients? knowledge regarding new medication therapy and satisfaction from information received through an innovative group intervention or individual counseling following cardiac surgery on the day of discharge and two weeks later. Method: A prospective intervention study with follow up of patients discharged after cardiac surgery in a major medical center in Israel. Patients? level of knowledge was measured with a special questionnaire constructed by the researchers. Satisfaction with medication counseling was measured with the SIMS questionnaire. Procedure: The control group of 58 patients received individual counseling according to standard department policy, whereas the intervention group of 51 patients received structured group counseling. The structured program included group counseling, slides, information sheets and a special leaflet distributed on the day of discharge. Results: the study indicated higher levels of knowledge among patients in the intervention group than among patients in the control group at two points in time: on the day of discharge (t=4.770; p<0.001) and two weeks later (t-3.095, p<0.01). Greater satisfaction with the information was found among patients who experienced the innovative intervention group counseling than among patients who received standard counseling (t-4.003, p<0.001). Increased awareness of drug side effects and required lifestyle changes (e.g., follow-up tests, reduced alcohol consumption) was demonstrated. Conclusions: Counseling using several methods, such as participation in group counseling, viewing of slides and receipt of written information, contributed to higher levels of patient knowledge than did traditional individual counseling. The innovative intervention program also increased satisfaction with counseling.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of an Innovative Counseling Program on a New Medication Therapy Among Patients Following Cardiac Surgeryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156484-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of an Innovative Counseling Program on a New Medication Therapy Among Patients Following Cardiac Surgery</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nigel, Yulia, RN, BA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sheba Medical Centre</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Elective patient clinic coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">revitata@walla.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Galit Kaufman, RN, MA; Ateret Malachy, MA; Hana Kerzman, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Following cardiac surgery, patients receive a variety of new medication therapies. The approach commonly adopted in nursing to increase knowledge involves patient&nbsp;&nbsp;empowerment through counseling, which improves compliance with medication treatment. Aims: To compare patients? knowledge regarding new medication therapy and satisfaction from information received through an innovative group intervention or individual counseling following cardiac surgery on the day of discharge and two weeks later. Method: A prospective intervention study with follow up of patients discharged after cardiac surgery in a major medical center in Israel. Patients? level of knowledge was measured with a special questionnaire constructed by the researchers. Satisfaction with medication counseling was measured with the SIMS questionnaire. Procedure: The control group of 58 patients received individual counseling according to standard department policy, whereas the intervention group of 51 patients received structured group counseling. The structured program included group counseling, slides, information sheets and a special leaflet distributed on the day of discharge. Results: the study indicated higher levels of knowledge among patients in the intervention group than among patients in the control group at two points in time: on the day of discharge (t=4.770; p&lt;0.001) and two weeks later (t-3.095, p&lt;0.01). Greater satisfaction with the information was found among patients who experienced the innovative intervention group counseling than among patients who received standard counseling (t-4.003, p&lt;0.001). Increased awareness of drug side effects and required lifestyle changes (e.g., follow-up tests, reduced alcohol consumption) was demonstrated. Conclusions: Counseling using several methods, such as participation in group counseling, viewing of slides and receipt of written information, contributed to higher levels of patient knowledge than did traditional individual counseling. The innovative intervention program also increased satisfaction with counseling.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:49:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:49:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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