Research Article

Attitudes and advice after myocardial infarction.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6025.1577 (Published 26 June 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:1577
  1. R Mayou,
  2. B Williamson,
  3. A Foster

    Abstract

    While medical opinion increasingly favours an active approach to rehabilitation after myocardial infarction, interviews with 40 patients and their relatives showed a low degree of understanding of medical advice and information. There was general satisfaction with treatment, but communication was seen as often being inadequate, vague, and conflicting.