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Title: Maintenance of behaviour change in patients with coronary artery disease.
Austin Authors: Goble, A J;Worcester, M C
Affiliation: Cardiology Department, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1992
Publication information: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 1590666
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Behavior Therapy
Coronary Disease.rehabilitation
Patient Compliance
Patient Education as Topic
Social Environment
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