Improving lifestyle and risk perception through patient involvement in nurse-led cardiovascular risk management

Source: Preventive medicine, 2010, 50 (1-2) p. 35-44

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: January-February 2010

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This study was a cluster-randomised controlled trial involving 25 practices and 615 patients in the Netherlands. An intervention by the practice nurse aimed to involve patients in cardiovascular risk management in order to see if lifestyles improved over the short term. The study showed that patients’ risk perception, anxiety and satisfaction with communication all improved, although lifestyle outcomes did not.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Acknowledgement: ScienceDirect

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