|dc.description.abstract||Background: 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.publisher||Mark Allen Healthcare||-|
|dc.relation||Farquharson 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.lcsh||Medicine and psychology||-|
|dc.title||Appraisal and illness delay with symptoms of ACS: A questionnaire study of illness representations||en_UK|
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|dc.citation.jtitle||British Journal of Cardiac Nursing||-|
|dc.type.status||Publisher version (final published refereed version)||-|
|dc.contributor.affiliation||University of Aberdeen||-|
|dc.contributor.affiliation||HS Research - Stirling||-|
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