Illness perceptions after myocardial infarction: relations to fatigue, emotional distress, and health-related quality of life.

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BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVE : Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is impaired in patients after a myocardial infarction (MI), and fatigue and depression are common health complaints among these patients. Patients' own beliefs about their illness (illness perceptions) influence health behavior and health outcomes. The aim of the present study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3181c6dcfd

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