Patients' Decisions concerning "Heart Healthy" Goals after a Serious Cardiac Event"

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159455
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patients' Decisions concerning "Heart Healthy" Goals after a Serious Cardiac Event"
Abstract:
Patients' Decisions concerning "Heart Healthy" Goals after a Serious Cardiac Event"
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Corser, William, PhD, RN, CNAA,
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:CON, A109 Life Sciences, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1317, USA
This descriptive study was conducted to investigate: a) the type of post-discharge “heart healthy" goal(s) formulated by over 185 hospitalized cardiac patients after a serious cardiac event, and b) the clinical and demographic characteristics associated with the types of goals selected. The data for this study were derived from an experimental RO1 project conducted to test the effects of a telephone follow-up program by a health educator “coach” for 721 Michigan cardiac patients during 2002-2003. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: Prochaska’s “Stages of Change” Trans-Theoretical Model (1997). Subjects: Over 185 patients formulated goals during the program of six coaching visits. Methods: An interdisciplinary research team analyzed both self-report and coach data concerning the goal types and activities/strategies selected by patients, as well as their clinical and demographic characteristics. After coding of qualitative goals data, the team completed a series of quantitative correlational analyses concerning the characteristics of patient goal subgroups. Results: The most common types of goals patients selected included: a) increased physical activity, (b) decreased dietary fats, and (c) smoking cessation. The median levels of pre-post changes in heart-healthy goal behaviors increased significantly for the majority of patients, and the type of goals that were, and were not, selected were significantly influenced by certain patient characteristics. Conclusions: The process of nurses helping different patients decide on realistic lifestyle goals after a serious cardiac event is particularly complex. The influence of individual patient characteristics should be considered by nurses and health educators caring with patients during goal-oriented office visit dialogues.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatients' Decisions concerning "Heart Healthy" Goals after a Serious Cardiac Event"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159455-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patients' Decisions concerning &quot;Heart Healthy&quot; Goals after a Serious Cardiac Event&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Corser, William, PhD, RN, CNAA,</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, A109 Life Sciences, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1317, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This descriptive study was conducted to investigate: a) the type of post-discharge &ldquo;heart healthy&quot; goal(s) formulated by over 185 hospitalized cardiac patients after a serious cardiac event, and b) the clinical and demographic characteristics associated with the types of goals selected. The data for this study were derived from an experimental RO1 project conducted to test the effects of a telephone follow-up program by a health educator &ldquo;coach&rdquo; for 721 Michigan cardiac patients during 2002-2003. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: Prochaska&rsquo;s &ldquo;Stages of Change&rdquo; Trans-Theoretical Model (1997). Subjects: Over 185 patients formulated goals during the program of six coaching visits. Methods: An interdisciplinary research team analyzed both self-report and coach data concerning the goal types and activities/strategies selected by patients, as well as their clinical and demographic characteristics. After coding of qualitative goals data, the team completed a series of quantitative correlational analyses concerning the characteristics of patient goal subgroups. Results: The most common types of goals patients selected included: a) increased physical activity, (b) decreased dietary fats, and (c) smoking cessation. The median levels of pre-post changes in heart-healthy goal behaviors increased significantly for the majority of patients, and the type of goals that were, and were not, selected were significantly influenced by certain patient characteristics. Conclusions: The process of nurses helping different patients decide on realistic lifestyle goals after a serious cardiac event is particularly complex. The influence of individual patient characteristics should be considered by nurses and health educators caring with patients during goal-oriented office visit dialogues. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:01:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:01:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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