World Hypertension League. Symposium. Padova ITA, 1993/12/02.
In May 1992, a collaborative group of the Chinese Hypertension League started a 3 year study on the effects of systematic patient education (PE) in hypertension (228 patients), with a control group (87 patients) receiving drug treatment only.
Over half of PE patients received additional instruction in methods of biofeedback, using thermal feedback combined with relaxation training.
The baseline characteristics of the patients in the three groups were comparable.
Patients are being followed up at monthly intervals.
Diastolic blood pressure was statistically significantly lower in the PE group ; there was no difference in systolic blood pressure.
The group exposed to biofeedback needed lower doses of anti-hypertenslve medication than preceding this exposure.
Control of smoking and alcohol intake and of overweight was better in patients exposed to education and biofeedback ; also, these groups adhered better to drug treatment and were better at keeping their monthly appointments.
In conclusion, the interim findings indicate that patient education has a positive effect on hypertensive patients, especially when combined with exposure to biofeedback instruction.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Education sanitaire, Malade, Biofeedback, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Health education, Patient, Biofeedback, Human, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 95-0197004
Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 09/06/1995.