Shahroud University of Medical sciences, Iran
Title: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Peer Based Intervention on Anxiety in Patients with Myocardial infarction
He is working as a Lecturer at School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical sciences, Shahroud, Iran
Anxiety is one of the most common and important psychological reactions in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Thus, this study aims to effects peer education on cardiac Anxiety in patients with acute myocardial infarction. This is a randomized clinical trial (RCT) study. Samples included 60 patients with myocardial infarction, who were randomly divided into two groups of intervention (peer education) and control. Anxiety was measured in both groups before intervention. Then the control group get routine training and the intervention group, in addition to routine training, was trained by peers; the anxiety level before the intervention, and four weeks after the heart attack, was assessed in the two groups by completing the questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS v.22 software, There was no significant difference in the mean of anxiety level in both groups before intervention (p=0/889). The results of this study showed that patients who have received peer education had less level of anxiety compared to patients who received routine education. According to the findings of this study, peer education for patients with myocardial infarction seems to be an effective way to reduce anxiety in these patients. Therefore, it is recommended to use this educational approach in heart wards to educate patients.