Evid Based Nurs 7:81 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.3.81
  • Treatment

Coaching by non-drug prescribing health professionals reduced total cholesterol concentrations in coronary heart disease

Coaching in cardiovascular health v usual care for coronary heart disease*

Outcomes at 6 months COACH Usual care Difference in mean change (95% CI)
*BMI  =  body mass index; BP  =  blood pressure. Values are mean change from baseline. CIs provided by author.
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) −0.54 −0.18 0.36 (0.20 to 0.52)
BMI (kg/m2) −0.5 −0.1 0.4 (0.1 to 0.5)
Total fat (g) −15.3 −10.5 4.8 (0.3 to 9.3)
Systolic BP (mm Hg) +0.1 +4.5 4.4 (1.8 to 7.0)
Diastolic BP (mm Hg) +0.4 +2.8 2.4 (0.7 to 4.0)

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