Accustomed to enduring: experiences of African-American women seeking care for cardiac symptoms.

@article{Banks2005AccustomedTE,
  title={Accustomed to enduring: experiences of African-American women seeking care for cardiac symptoms.},
  author={Angela Denise Banks and Ruth E. Malone},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={13-21}
}
OBJECTIVE Understand the meaning of delayed treatment seeking in African-American women with unstable angina and myocardial infarction. METHODS Phenomenologic analysis of in-depth interview data and field notes on 12 African-American women hospitalized with unstable angina or myocardial infarction. RESULTS Women's interpretation of and response to symptoms were informed by experiences of marginalization and their self-understanding as people who were strong and who had endured life's… CONTINUE READING
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