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|Title:||Maintenance of behaviour change in patients with coronary artery disease.|
|Authors:||Goble, A J;Worcester, M C|
|Affiliation:||Cardiology Department, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.|
|Citation:||Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore; 21(1): 97-100|
|Abstract:||This paper comments upon patterns of behavioural change after acute cardiac illness and discusses determinants of longterm compliance with advice. The importance of comprehensive rehabilitation during convalescence is emphasised. Education, motivation and support of the patients are essential for the adoption of healthier lifestyles. Despite comprehensive rehabilitation, however, recidivism to former habits is common, particularly with smoking and physical inactivity. This is partly determined by premorbid social and personality characteristics of patients. Social and behavioural support at the workplace and within the community may well be of significant benefit in supporting patients to maintain their necessary health behaviour changes. Some of the evidence related to these issues is discussed and recommendations are made regarding future directions for patient support.|
|Internal ID Number:||1590666|
Patient Education as Topic
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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