Treatment-seeking behavior for acute myocardial infarction symptons in North America and Australia

Mosby Inc Respiratory Nursing Society
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The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 2000, 29 (4), pp. 237 - 247
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OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare North American and Australian patients' sociodemographic, clinical, cognitive, emotional, and social factors associated with behavior in seeking treatment for symptoms of acute myocardial infarction. PATIENTS: Subjects included 277 North Americans (mean age, 58 ± 12 years; 72% men) and 147 Australians (mean age, 62 ± 13 years; 66% men) with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: Data were obtained with the Response to Symptoms Questionnaire and from the patients' hospital records.
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