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Implications for practice and research
Individuals receiving a nurse-led reminder programme through email observed improvements in risk factors for cardiovascular disease, relative to a usual care control group.
Issues to consider what would further enhance the likelihood of successful implementation of the intervention are discussed.
Unhealthy behaviours such as smoking and poor diet account for as many as 40% of premature deaths.1 The study by Cicolini and colleagues is an example of a potentially useful cardiovascular disease risk-reduction programme based on potentially significant findings.
Hypertensive individuals were enrolled …
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