To determine secondary preventive treatment and habits among patients with coronary heart disease in general practice.
Process of care data on a random sample of patients were collected from medical records.
Health and lifestyle data were collected by postal questionnaire (response rate 71%). Setting : Stratified, random sample of general practices in Grampian.
1921 patients aged under 80 years with coronary heart disease identified from pre-existing registers of coronary heart disease and nitrate prescriptions.
Treatment with aspirin, bêta blockers, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
Management of lipid concentrations and hypertension according to local guidelines.
Dietary habits (dietary instrument for nutritional evaluation score), physical activity (health practice indices), smoking, and body mass index.
825/1319 (63%) patients took aspirin.
Of 414 patients with recent myocardial infarction, 131 (32%) took bêta blockers, and of 257 with heart failure, 102 (40%) took angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.
Blood pressure was managed according to current guidelines for 1566 (82%) patients but lipid concentrations for only 133 (17%). 673 of 1327 patients (51%) took little or no exercise, 245 of 1333 (18%) were current smokers, 808 of 1264 (64%) were overweight, and 627 of 1213 (52%) ate more fat than recommended. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Mode de vie, Pratique professionnelle, Médecin généraliste, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Prévention, Récidive, Complication, Homme, Questionnaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Life habit, Professional practice, General practitioner, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Prevention, Relapse, Complication, Human, Questionnaire, Cardiovascular disease, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0262106
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 11/09/1998.