Patients' understandings of heart attack: implications for prevention of recurrence.

@article{Wiles2001PatientsUO,
  title={Patients' understandings of heart attack: implications for prevention of recurrence.},
  author={Rose Wiles and A. L. Kinmonth},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={161-9}
}
Patients' willingness to undertake secondary preventive strategies following heart attack are likely to be affected by their understandings of their condition. This qualitative study explored patients' understandings of heart attack in order to contribute to the design of effective secondary prevention services. In-depth interviews were conducted with 25 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). These data indicate that information received from health professionals encourages patients to view… CONTINUE READING

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