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Effect of a media campaign on delay times and ambulance use in suspected acute myocardial infarction.

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Source
Am J Cardiol. 1989 Jul 1;64(1):90-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-1-1989

[Evaluation of the media campaign Heart-Pain-90,000: time delay in acute myocardial infarct can be reduced]

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Source
Lakartidningen. 1991 Sep 11;88(37):2973-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-11-1991

Follow-up of a 1-year media campaign on delay times and ambulance use in suspected acute myocardial infarction.

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Source
Eur Heart J. 1992 Feb;13(2):171-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-1992
Author
J. Herlitz
M. Blohm
M. Hartford
B W Karlson
R. Luepker
S. Holmberg
M. Risenfors
B. Wennerblom
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine I, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
Source
Eur Heart J. 1992 Feb;13(2):171-7
Date
Feb-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Ambulances - utilization
Female
Health education
Humans
Male
Mass Media
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction - mortality - therapy
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Sweden
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Abstract
In order to reduce the delay times from onset of symptoms to arrival in hospital, and increase the use of ambulance in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a media campaign was initiated in an urban area. An initial 3-week intense campaign was followed by a maintenance phase of 1 year. Delay times and ambulance use during the campaign were compared with the previous 21 months. Among patients admitted to a coronary care unit (CCU) due to suspected AMI, the median delay time was reduced from 3 h to 2 h 40 min and the mean delay time was reduced from 11 h 33 min to 7 h 42 min (P less than 0.001). Among patients with confirmed AMI the median delay time was reduced from 3 h to 2 h 20 min and the mean delay time from 10 h to 6 h 27 min (P less than 0.001). We conclude that a 1-year media campaign can reduce delay times in suspected AMI, and that this effect appears to continue at 1 year, but ambulance use seems to be more difficult to influence.
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Reaction to a media campaign focusing on delay in acute myocardial infarction.

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Source
Heart Lung. 1991 Nov;20(6):661-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-1991
Author
M. Blohm
J. Herlitz
U. Schröder
M. Hartford
B W Karlson
M. Risenfors
E. Larsson
R. Luepker
B. Wennerblom
S. Holmberg
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine I, Sahlgrenska Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden.
Source
Heart Lung. 1991 Nov;20(6):661-6
Date
Nov-1991
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Chest Pain - etiology
Emergencies
Female
Health Education - methods
Humans
Male
Mass Media
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction - complications - therapy
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Sweden
Time Factors
Abstract
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.
PubMed ID
1960070 View in PubMed
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