J Korean Biol Nurs Sci > Volume 18(2); 2016 > Article
Journal of Korean Biological Nursing Science 2016;18(2):69-77.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7586/jkbns.2016.18.2.69    Published online May 31, 2016.
The Effects of a Secondary Stroke Prevention Program on the Health Risk Indicators and Self-Care Compliance of Stroke Patients
Kim, Ji Yeon , Na, Yeon Kyung , Hong, Hae Sook
1College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
2College of Nursing·Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. hshong@knu.ac.kr
This study aimed to investigate the effects of a secondary stroke prevention education program on the health risk indicators and self-care compliance of stroke patients.
A non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design was used to select the participants. Subjects were 54 stroke patients (27 in the experimental group and 27 in the control group) hospitalized in a K university hospital in D city, Korea. Health risk indicators and self-care compliance were measured both for a baseline, as well as after intervention. The data was analyzed using a chi-square test, paired t-test and ANCOVA.
There were significant differences in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, weight and self-care compliance.
The results of the study indicate that an educational secondary stroke prevention program is effective for health risk indicators and self-care compliance of patients. Therefore it can be used as an effective nursing intervention in clinical practice.
Key Words: Stroke, Secondary prevention, Health indicator, Self care

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