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Table 4 Risk factors at first (6–10 weeks) and second (12–14 months) follow-up visits and the difference (delta values) there between for patients receiving traditional and tailored nurse-led care, respectively

From: Tailored nurse-led cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction results in better risk factor control at one year compared to traditional care: a retrospective observational study

  Traditional care Tailored, nurse-led care  
First visit Second visit Difference (delta value) First visit Second visit Difference (delta value) P for difference
SBP (mmHg) 129.2 (±18.5) 133.5 (±21.0) +4.3 (±20.3) 132.8 (±20.2) 130.7 (±15.1) −2.4 (±16.0) 0.01
DBP (mmHg) 79.8 (±10.6) 79.9 (±10.3) + 0.1 (±11.6) 81.7 (±10.0) 79.1 (±8.9) −2.6 (±9.3) 0.18
BMI (kg/m2) 27.8 (±4.6) 26.2 (±3.8) −0.5 (±1.5) 30.7 (±2.5) 28.3 (±3.9) −0.1 (±1.8) 0.15
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 3.5 (±0.68) 3.8 (±0.98) + 0.4 (±1.0) 3.6 (±0.83) 3.6 (±0.93) −0.1 (±0.8) 0.02
LDL (mmol/L) 1.6 (±0.59) 1.8 (±0.91) + 0.2 (±0.9) 1.8 (±0.66) 1.6 (±0.70) −0.1 (±0.7) 0.02
HDL (mmol/L) 1.2 (±0.40) 1.4 (±0.43) + 0.1 (±0.3) 1.2 (±0.41) 1.3 (±0.43) + 0.1 (±0.2) 0.06
TG (mmol/L) 1.36 (±0.82) 1.35 (±0.92) −0.01 (±0.8) 1.35 (±0.75) 1.31 (±0.79) −0.04 (±0.7) 0.59
  1. Numbers presented as means (±SD) and p-values for difference. Adjusted for age, gender, previous heart disease, diabetes mellitus, BMI, participation in exercise training, and cardioprotective medication at 12–14-months
  2. SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, BMI body mass index, LDL low density lipoprotein, HDL high density lipoprotein, TG triglycerides