Pamukkale University, Turkey
Eda Kılınç works as a Research Assistant at Pamukkale University and is also a PhD candidate in Public Health Nursing. There are two published articles.
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) below 40 years is global public health problem that can be fatal. Among the most prominent behavioral and environmental risk factors of AMI are unhealthy nutrition, insufficient physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use, acute stress and psychological factors. Public health nurses can also develop programs to prevent and manage cardiovascular diseases that adversely affect society on a global scale. These programs can be used by integrating with the Health Promotion Model which will provide a conceptual framework for nurses. The focus of the Health Promotion Model is to assist nurses in understanding the basic determinants of health behaviors that form the basis of counseling to promote healthy lifestyles in individuals and to improve the health of society. In this case report, the public health nurse planned and implemented nursing care to provide positive behavior change on unhealthy nutrition, adequate physical activity and ineffective coping on the basis of Pender's Health Development Model in a young adult male who had undergone Acute Myocardial Infarction through repetitive home visits. Ethically, written consent was obtained from the case. As a result of these interventions, the case, adequate and balanced nutrition has been adapted to the physical activity program. In addition, the case reduced the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol, which was applied as an ineffective coping method. In conclusion, we suggest that the Health Promotion Model-Based initiatives implemented by the public health nurse through home visits should be used in behavior change.