Patient survey: Nurse hotline promotes adherence to self-care

03/26/2012 | Nurse.com

Nearly all of the 312 people who called a telephone health advice line said that the clarity of the advice they got from qualified nurses was an important or very important factor in their self-care, a Canadian study found. In the Journal of Clinical Nursing, researchers reported that patients who followed advice for self-care were more likely to say that nurses had emphasized the importance of the regimen.

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