Effectiveness of phone follow up discharge program on life style of patients admitted to CCU

Reza Heidari- Gorji, Gholamhosssein Abd-Yazdan, Ali-Morad Heidari-Gorji

Abstract


Background: There is raft of document which highlights the effectiveness of life style on improvement of diseases. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of phone follow up program on life style of patients after discharge from cardiac care of CCU.

Methods: this was a quasi-experimental study included 144 patients admitted to CCU. The data gathered via demographic and life style related questionnaires comprising five subscale i.e. nutrition, physical activity, smoking and alcohol, sleep patterns, stress. Gathered information analyzed through SPSS software.

Results: The results indicated phone follow up program improved nutrition habits (P<0/05), sleep pattern (P<0/05), physical activity (P<0/05), and stress (P<0/05), although smoking was not significantly different with control group.

Conclusion: Considering effectiveness of phone follow up with nurses and reduces the health care cost in health centers. Therefore, it is suggested to nurse departments to apply this program after patients discharge. 


Keywords


phone follow up, discharge program, life style o, CCU.

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