Assessment of Myocardial Infarction Patients Needs on Nursing Care in Cardiac Rehabilitation of Hasan Sadikin Hospital Indonesia

Yusshy Kurnia Herlian, Urip Rahayu, Chandra Isabella Hostanida Purba


The lack of adherence to health behaviors in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is the leading cause of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI) in Indonesia. Role and support of health workers, especially nurses in the cardiac rehabilitation process are essential to improve the effectiveness of a cardiac rehabilitation program. Unfortunately, the nursing care in cardiac rehabilitation has not been available yet, whereas the patients need it in the hospital. Thus, this study aimed to assess further needs of patients with myocardial infarction who performed cardiac rehabilitation on nursing care at the Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung. Methods: This descriptive study aimed to identify the needs of patients with myocardial infarction who performed cardiac rehabilitation on nursing care. Quantitative data was obtained from questionnaires that were filled in by the respondents using a retrospective technique. Results: The results of this study revealed that most of the patients required nutritional counseling, risk factors management, exercise counseling, and physical activities counseling. The majority of the patients needed to get assistance on psychosocial management and smoking cessation. In addition, half of the respondents revealed that they required nursing assessment from nurses during performing cardiac rehabilitation. Conclusions: The results of this study have affirmed the importance of providing nursing care to increase the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation to provide accurate information for nurses or health workers before conducting a cardiac rehabilitation program.


needs assessment; cardiac rehabilitation; nursing

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