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dc.contributor.authorFan, MING-Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Marionen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:18:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:18:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-14T22:14:39Z
dc.identifier.issn14474328en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26047
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study examined cardiac patients' knowledge and use of sublingual glyceryl trinitrate. Design: A non-experimental, retrospective descriptive design with a convenience sampling strategy was used. Setting and Subjects Participants were cardiac in-patients who were prescribed sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (SLGTN) at the study hospital. Main outcome measure(s): Participants' knowledge and use of SLGTN was assessed using the Sublingual Nitroglycerin Interview Schedule (SNIS) which is a valid and reliable tool. Results: Fifty-two in-patients from a general cardiac ward or coronary care unit were approached. A total of 41 (87.2%) participants were enrolled and all completed the survey. Participants' mean Knowledge score regarding SLGTN was 3.98 (SD=1.21), and the mean Use score was 3.68 (SD=1.12). Approximately one quarter of participants (24.4%) knew using SLGTN to prevent chest pain was an appropriate use for the drug. Males were significantly more likely to incorrectly transport their SLGTN than the females in the study (t=-5.316, df = 21.8, p=<0.000). Conclusions: Findings indicate that patients' have limited knowledge of and do not always appropriately use SLGTN, particularly in terms of the way men transport the medication. Therefore there is a need to develop and implement educational strategies to facilitate greater self-management of angina.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Nursing Federationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ajan.com.au/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ajan.com.au/ajan_26.3.htmlen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom32en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto38en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleCardiac patients' knowledge and use of sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (SLGTN)en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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