Are perceptions of a family history of heart disease related to health-related attitudes and behaviour?

@article{Hunt2000ArePO,
  title={Are perceptions of a family history of heart disease related to health-related attitudes and behaviour?},
  author={Kate Hunt and Clare Davison and Carol Emslie and Graeme Ford},
  journal={Health education research},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          131-43
        }
}
It has been argued that perceptions of familial tendencies to disease are common and important in decisions about health-related behaviours. Indeed, it has been suggested that the increased 'geneticization' of society may lead to an increased fatalism about health, which could undermine initiatives aimed at reducing coronary-prone behaviour. To date, much of the research on lay perceptions of inheritance has been based on people at high risk of particular genetic disorders or on qualitative… CONTINUE READING
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