Health Gains of Telephone Follow-up Nursing Intervention to Patient with Heart Disease

  • Sara CorreiaEmail author
  • Ana Correia
  • Isabel Videira
  • Paula Abrunhosa
  • Célia Cuco
  • Raquel Bolas
  • Dilar Costa
  • César Fonseca
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1016)


Aim: To identify the health gains related to nursing interventions in the telephone follow-up of adult patients with heart disease.

Methodology: Systematic literature review by research in EBSCO, (CINAHL and MEDLINE) in the publication time interval between January 2012 and October 2017, using the PICO method. Elected 8 articles for analysis.

Results: By the using of a telephone nursing intervention with heart disease patient’s health gains were identified related to: symptomatic control, management of the therapeutic regimen, use of health services, safety/adverse events and quality of life.

Conclusions: The telephone nursing intervention contributes to optimize the follow-up to the patient, translating into health gains sensitive to nursing care.

Implication to professional practice: In the contexts of nursing practice for adult patients with heart disease, telephone follow-up proves to be an intervention to be considered, translating into gains in health, promoting patient follow-up and improving training in disease management.


Tele-nursing Counseling Nursing Cardiac patient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Correia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ana Correia
    • 1
  • Isabel Videira
    • 1
  • Paula Abrunhosa
    • 1
  • Célia Cuco
    • 1
  • Raquel Bolas
    • 1
  • Dilar Costa
    • 1
  • César Fonseca
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa NorteLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal

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