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Background Anxiety in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) which has a very negative effect on the prognosis of their disease and their physical and mental health. We performed this study in order to find the impact of a peer based education (PE) on anxiety in patients with MI. Methods This was a randomized clinical trial study. The study participants included 60 patient with MI, who were randomly divided into two groups. The first group received routine education and the other one received PE. We assessed anxiety before and 30 days after the intervention through a valid questionnaires. Data were analyzed by independent sample t-test, two-way ANOVA and the Bonferroni test. Results The majority of samples were male, married, self-employer, and living in city. After 30 days intervention the anxiety score was significantly lower in the PE group compare to the control group. Conclusion Our findings indicated that the implication of PE as an educational element in decreasing anxiety score and can be considered as a method for continuing of care, and could as well as be a good approach for other patients.
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Name: Journal of complementary & integrative medicine
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