helping patients to recover their physical
helping patients to recover their physical, social, and mental function following acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
The topic is how to researcher examined issues middle-aged patients with new-onset (ACS) with nurse led, individualized education prior to discharge, with the aim of preventing a secondary attack. This problem statement have significance for nursing as the title of the article suggests , nurses play a key role in providing education regarding certain issues, such as risk factors and signs of (MACE), for patients and their caregivers. More specifically, the authors note that, nurses are well placed to communicate the need to maintain self-care to the clinical team. This is illustrated in the authors, practical and effective nursing interventions should be tailored to individuals’ educational needs and aim to reduce cardiovascular risk factors
The problem statements agreed with the title and seemed to be of health educational significance. The problem was clearly visible to the average reader, and it required several readings to establish why the researchers felt this study needed to be done. It was limited to the researchers’ capabilities and resources.
Review of the Literature
The authors begin with a brief review of literature that supports the ideas that previous studies have shown that patients who adhered to self-care regimens during the acute and recovery stages of ACS reduced their risk of CVD by modifying unhealthy habits and behavior . A previous study involving patients with ACS showed that self-efficacy exerted a direct effect on self-care compliance. Next, the authors review literature that supports, that smokers with AMI who received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were younger relative to nonsmokers, whose mean age was 58 years, and the 1-year mortality rate for the smoking group was significantly higher relative to that observed for the non smoking group education programs that focus on the prevention of a second acute coronary event and improvement of lifestyle habits should emphasize the improvement of self-efficacy to comply with self-care regimens and promote healthy behavior. The authors clearly point out the gaps in the existing literature. They suggest patient education should focus on an active patient role in disease management via self-care compliance. The authors conclude their study that nurse-led, individualized education could be the most effective strategy for ACS patients with respect to promoting lifestyle modification.
The author quoted clear review of literature, however, several appropriate references were used in the introduction section. These statements contributed to the overall understanding of the subject and to the reasoning for establishing the problem. Suggested section titles would have been