Factors associated with prolonged prehospital delay of African Americans with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Banks2006FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with prolonged prehospital delay of African Americans with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Angela Denise Banks and Kathleen A Dracup},
  journal={American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={149-57}
}
BACKGROUND Delays in seeking treatment for signs and symptoms of acute myocardial infarction are longer for African Americans than for whites. OBJECTIVE To determine factors associated with prolonged delay and the extent to which perceived racism influences prehospital delay in African Americans with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS Sixty-one African Americans with acute myocardial infarction were interviewed within 1 month of hospital admission. Delay times were calculated on the basis… CONTINUE READING
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