Journal of Professional Nursing

Diet & Smoking: Behaviour and Awareness in patients two years after Myocardial Infarction 

Judith Murphy, RGON, DipN (Lond), DipNurse Ed (Lond)., Clinical Research Nurse, Department of Medicine, University of Auckland 

Reference:  Murphy, J. (1990). Diet & Smoking: Behaviour & Awareness in patients two years after Myocardial Infarction. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 5(3), 24-28.


A descriptive study of 20 coronary patients was undertaken to assess comprehension of medical terminology and to examine risk factors including diet, serum cholesterol and smoking behaviour.  The aim was to test patients; understanding and motivation towards lifestyle changes two years after myocardial infarction (MI).  Continued… 

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