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Reaction to a media campaign focusing on delay in acute myocardial infarction
[external]. (Prehospital akutsjukvård)
Vise andre og tillknytning
1991 (engelsk)Inngår i: Heart & Lung, ISSN 0147-9563, E-ISSN 1527-3288, Vol. 20, nr 6, s. 661-666Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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A media campaign conducted to reduce delay time and to increase the use of ambulance transport in acute myocardial infarction was performed in an urban area with about half a million inhabitants during 1 year. The main message was that chest pain lasting more than 15 minutes might indicate acute myocardial infarction; dial 90,000 immediately for ambulance transport to the hospital. The target population was the general public. After 6 and 12 months 400 and 610 randomly chosen persons, respectively, were contacted by telephone to evaluate the reaction of the general public to the campaign. Of these, 60% and 71%, respectively, had heard of the campaign, and all parts of the message were spontaneously remembered by 15% and 19%, respectively. The reaction to the campaign was generally positive. Among all patients admitted to the coronary care unit of one of the two city hospitals, 65% were aware of the campaign and 31% of them were of the opinion that they came to the hospital faster because of the campaign. In conclusion, a media campaign aimed at reducing patient delay time in acute myocardial infarction was shown to reach a majority of people in the community and patients with ischemic heart disease. The reaction was positive and about one fifth of interviewed people spontaneously remembered the total message.

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Elsevier , 1991. Vol. 20, nr 6, s. 661-666
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7699Lokal ID: 2320/8552OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7699DiVA, id: diva2:888580
Tilgjengelig fra: 2015-12-22 Laget: 2015-12-22 Sist oppdatert: 2017-08-23bibliografisk kontrollert

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