Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorFarquharson, Barbara-
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Marie-
dc.contributor.authorBugge, Carol-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Reducing patient delay is key to reducing mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Interventions to date have had little success. Aim: To explore whether illness representations (Leventhal's Commonsense Model of Self-Regulation (CS-SRM)) are associated with patient delay (appraisal or illness delay) in those with symptoms of ACS. Design: A CS-SRM questionnaire study. Methods: A random sample of 182 patients who contacted NHS 24 with symptoms of ACS completed the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire and gave access to data from their NHS 24 records. Results: Median appraisal delay was 2 hours. Median illness delay was 75 minutes. Women were more likely than men to have long appraisal delays (greater than 2 hours) (57% vs 43%, c2(df=1)=3.93, P=0.047) but did not differ regarding illness delay. Gender and illness representations (identity, emotion and consequences) predicted appraisal delay category (c2=19.907, df=4, P=0.001). Conclusions: Appraisal and illness delays may be associated with different factors. Interventions addressing illness representations might reduce appraisal delay, especially in women.en_UK
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcare-
dc.relationFarquharson B, Johnston M & Bugge C (2012) Appraisal and illness delay with symptoms of ACS: A questionnaire study of illness representations, British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 7 (10), pp. 493-499.-
dc.rightsThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.-
dc.subject.lcshHealth attitudes-
dc.subject.lcshMedicine and psychology-
dc.subject.lcshSick Psychology-
dc.titleAppraisal and illness delay with symptoms of ACS: A questionnaire study of illness representationsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationNMAHP Research-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Farquharson_2012_Appraisal_and_illness_delay_with_symptoms_of_ACS.pdf261.92 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.