Perceptions of multiple risk factors for heart attacks.

  title={Perceptions of multiple risk factors for heart attacks.},
  author={David P French and Theresa M Marteau and Victoria Senior and John A. Weinman},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  volume={87 2},
There is increasing evidence that in some diseases such as coronary heart disease, risk factors may interact synergistically, resulting in greater likelihood of disease than would be produced by the sum of the risk factors. These two studies aimed to examine the extent to which 210 undergraduate students and 28 heart attack patients perceive risk factors to combine synergistically. Respondents read one of four vignettes, describing information about risk factors (with high and low smoking and… CONTINUE READING

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