A 10-month direct mail campaign was implemented to increase use of emergency medical services via 911 calls and to reduce prehospital delay for individuals experiencing acute myocardial infarc-tion symptoms.
This prospective, randomized, controlled trial involved three intervention groups (receiving brochures with informational, emotional, or social messages) and a control group.
Intervention effects were not observed except for individuals who had a history of acute myocardiai infarction and who were discharged with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction ; their 911 use was meaningfully higher in each in-tervention group than in the control group.
The mailings al-fected only the individuals at greatest risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Campagne de masse, Prévention, Education santé, Homme, Temps attente, Période préhospitalière, Diminution, Urgence, Appel téléphonique, Utilisation, Cible, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Mass campaign, Prevention, Health education, Human, Waiting time, Prehospital period, Decrease, Emergency, Telephone call, Use, Target, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0551158
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 24/03/1998.