Ethnic differences in patient perceptions of atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation therapy: the West Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Project.

@article{Lip2002EthnicDI,
  title={Ethnic differences in patient perceptions of atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation therapy: the West Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Project.},
  author={Gregory Y. H. Lip and Sridhar Kamath and M. Saleet Jafri and Afzal Mohammed and David Bareford},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={238-42}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We hypothesized that different ethnic groups would have different levels of knowledge and perceptions of atrial fibrillation (AF) and of their antithrombotic therapy. To investigate this further, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of patients with documented chronic AF who were attending the anticoagulation clinic in our city center teaching hospital, serving a multiethnic population. METHODS We surveyed 119 patients (77 male; mean age 69+/-9 years [mean+/-SD]); of… CONTINUE READING

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