Gender and racial differences in psychosocial factors of low-income patients with heart failure.

@article{MacabascoOConnell2010GenderAR,
  title={Gender and racial differences in psychosocial factors of low-income patients with heart failure.},
  author={Aurelia Macabasco-O'Connell and Michael H. Crawford and Nancy A. Stotts and Anita L. Stewart and Erika Sivarajan Froelicher},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={2-11}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a debilitating chronic disease with incidence and prevalence continuing to increase, particularly in low-income, minority groups. Psychosocial variables have recently emerged as important predictors of cardiovascular risk and health outcomes in HF. However few data exist in this group. Thus, the purpose of this study is to examine the sociodemographic and psychosocial variables in low-income patients with HF. METHODS This is a descriptive, cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING

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