Abstract:A prospective, randomized study was carried out to investigate whether repeated hospital discharge information on audiotape at home could improve knowledge and rehabilitation in patients with first-time myocardial infarction. The study comprised 50 patients (12 females and 38 males) of up to 75 years of age. At discharge, 26 patients were given tape recordings to use at home for one week, while 24 patients represented controls. High scores in patients' knowledge about their own disease were noted, as well as d… Show more
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