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dc.contributor.authorFarquharson, Barbara-
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Marie-
dc.contributor.authorBugge, Carol-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-15T00:13:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12734-
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.language.isoen-
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.-
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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.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2012.7.10.493-
dc.citation.jtitleBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing-
dc.citation.issn1749-6403-
dc.citation.volume7-
dc.citation.issue10-
dc.citation.spage493-
dc.citation.epage499-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailbarbara.farquharson1@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date27/09/2013-
dc.contributor.affiliationNMAHP Research-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeen-
dc.contributor.affiliationHS Research - Stirling-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
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