Engagement in cardiological hospitalization: first steps with diabetic patients suffering from heart disease

Engagement in degenza cardiologica: primi passi insieme alla persona diabetica affetta da cardiopatia

  • Ana Karina Hinojosa Tutor Didattico, Dipartimento di Medicina, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste - Italia
  • Claudia Bamonte Infermiera Struttura Complessa Cardiologia, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata, Trieste - Italia
Keywords: Diabetes, Heart disease, Motivational counselling, Patient engagement, PHEinAction®, Protocol


Introduction: A lot has been done at the Trieste hospital to promote engagement among patients suffering from heart disease and diabetes mellitus. Among the different initiatives we can find the PHEinAction® protocol.

Case description: Patients recruited for the PHEinAction® protocol included: diabetic and cardiopathic patients, resident in Trieste, <70 years old, having signed informed consent. Patients with cognitive impairment were excluded. The article reports the experience of two clinical cases in the cardiology department of the Trieste Hospital that took part in the PHEinAction® protocol. In one case there were clinical improvements, but the other developed a complication (TIA).

Conclusions: Despite the different results, both patients showed a good adherence to the proposed program, maintaining the PHE-S® scores and a high level of project approval.


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How to Cite
Hinojosa AK, Bamonte C. Engagement in cardiological hospitalization: first steps with diabetic patients suffering from heart disease. AO [Internet]. 3Aug.2020 [cited 16May2021];7(1):64-6. Available from: https://journals.aboutscience.eu/index.php/aboutopen/article/view/2129
Patient engagement: the Trieste experience