Gender differences in reasons patients delay in seeking treatment for acute myocardial infarction symptoms.

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dc.contributor.author Moser, DK
dc.contributor.author McKinley, S
dc.contributor.author Dracup, K
dc.contributor.author Chung, ML
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:34:43Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Patient education and counseling, 2005, 56 (1), pp. 45 - 54
dc.identifier.issn 0738-3991
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4772
dc.description.abstract Patients (n = 194) with confirmed acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were interviewed to determine sociodemographic, clinical, social, behavioral, cognitive and emotional factors that contribute to delay in seeking treatment for their symptoms. Initial symptom experience was similar for men and women: both were most commonly at home when symptoms began; both were most commonly in the presence of their spouse or other family member; few patients (<10%) called the emergency medical system as their first reaction. Several factors contributed similarly to delay in men and women. Factors that exerted a differential effect on delay between men and women were age, history of AMI, type of AMI (Q-wave and non-Q-wave), concerns about not wanting to trouble others, and prior knowledge of thrombolytics. There was no difference in delay between men and women (median 3.08 versus 3.10 h), but there are important gender differences in the reasons patients delay and in their patterns of decision-making that may assist clinicians trying to tailor interventions.
dc.format Print
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.pec.2003.11.011
dc.title Gender differences in reasons patients delay in seeking treatment for acute myocardial infarction symptoms.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Patient education and counseling
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 56
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Clare, Ireland en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 54 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 930003
dc.personcode 106354
dc.personcode 105630
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom 1.429 en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Myocardial Infarction
dc.description.keywords Acute Disease
dc.description.keywords Chest Pain
dc.description.keywords Questionnaires
dc.description.keywords Analysis of Variance
dc.description.keywords Motivation
dc.description.keywords Age Factors
dc.description.keywords Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.description.keywords Educational Status
dc.description.keywords Emergency Service, Hospital
dc.description.keywords Aged
dc.description.keywords Women
dc.description.keywords Men
dc.description.keywords Middle Aged
dc.description.keywords Patient Acceptance of Health Care
dc.description.keywords Health Care Surveys
dc.description.keywords Time Factors
dc.description.keywords Decision Making
dc.description.keywords Needs Assessment
dc.description.keywords Sex Factors
dc.description.keywords Socioeconomic Factors
dc.description.keywords Female
dc.description.keywords Male
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc true
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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