The Effect of Nurse Telephone Follow up Care on Quality of Life in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome after Discharge

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Fatemeh Raziani 1 , Arsalan Naderipour 2 , * , Rostam Jalali 3 , Mansour Rezaie 4 , Bizhan Sabour 2 , Rohollah Mohammadi 1

1 Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Emergency Medicine Department, Paramedical School, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Department of Biostatics, School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Raziani F, Naderipour A, Jalali R, Rezaie M, Sabour B, et al. The Effect of Nurse Telephone Follow up Care on Quality of Life in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome after Discharge, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2017 ; 6(2):e81362.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 6 (2); e81362
Published Online: May 06, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 12, 2016
Accepted: March 04, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: One of the most effective rehabilitation  is phase discharge training and post-discharge telephone follow-up by nurses. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nurse’s telephone follow up care on quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome after discharge in Kermanshah Imam Reza hospital in 2015.                                                                                                  

Methods: This clinical trial, was performed on 78 patients with acute coronary syndrome randomly were divided into two intervention and control groups. The data collected by demographic data collection form and quality of life questionnaire SF-36. Data were analyzed by using t-test, Wilcoxon, Mann Whitney with SPSS software (version 21).

Results: There was a significant difference between the mean scores of the intervention group before and after nurse telephone intervention (P < 001). There was no significant difference between the two groups before and after the based on general psychological health and general health (p>0/05(. Based on dimensions of quality of life, mean scores in intervention and control groups after the intervention, there was statistically significant difference in physical function, dimensions social functioning, pain, impairment of role due to physical and emotional health, energy / fatigue and emotional (P < 001).

Conclusion: Telephone follow-up after discharge by the nurses  on the quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome is effective and as a low-cost method available, it is recommended to improve the quality of life of these patients.                                           

Keywords

Nurse Telephone Follow up care Quality of life

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