Long-term prognosis of low-risk, post-MI patients: the importance of subjective perception of disease.

@article{BarOn1994LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term prognosis of low-risk, post-MI patients: the importance of subjective perception of disease.},
  author={Dan Bar-On and Harel Gilutz and Tsipora Maymon and Ezra Zilberman and N. Cristal},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={
          1611-5
        }
}
In 1980, 87 male patients (age range 34-60 years), hospitalized after their first myocardial infarction (MI), were asked why they believed they got the infarct and what would help them cope with it. In a multiple regression analysis, their causal attributions accounted for 15% of the explained variance in their physical, sexual, social and work functioning after 6 and 18 months, their level of education accounted for 25% and the severity of their infarct for 10%. This result was replicated in a… CONTINUE READING

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