Title

Gender disparities in common sense models of illness among myocardial infarction victims

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-1-2004

NLM Title Abbreviation

Health Psychol

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Health Psychology

PubMed ID

15264970

Abstract

Symptom attributions were contrasted between male and female myocardial infarction victims (N = 157) who were comparable on age, cardiac risk status, medical history, symptom presentation, and other variables. Women were less likely than men to attribute their prehospital symptoms to cardiac causes. In the context of hearing symptom attributions or advice from support persons, women were less likely than men to report receiving a cardiac attribution or advice to seek medical attention. Results have implications for how victim gender influences the lay interpretation of cardiac symptoms. Copyright 2004 American Psychological Association

Keywords

Attitude to Illness, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Decision Making, Patient, Models, Theoretical, Myocardial Infarction -- Psychosocial Factors, Myocardial Infarction -- Symptoms, Sex Factors, Academic Medical Centers, Chi Square Test, Clinical Assessment Tools, Coefficient Alpha, Cognition, Correlation Coefficient, Correlational Studies, Cox Proportional Hazards Model, Descriptive Statistics, Female, Funding Source, Health Status, Help Seeking Behavior, Inpatients, Iowa, Kappa Statistic, Male, Psychological Tests, Risk Assessment, Self Report, Semi-Structured Interview, Summated Rating Scaling, T-Tests, Telephone, Treatment Delay, Human

Published Article/Book Citation

Health Psychology, 23:4 (2004) pp.345-353.

Recommended Citation

Health Psychology. 2004 Jul;23(4):345-353.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/14