Somatic awareness, uncertainty, and delay in care-seeking in acute heart failure.

@article{Jurgens2006SomaticAU,
  title={Somatic awareness, uncertainty, and delay in care-seeking in acute heart failure.},
  author={Corrine Y. Jurgens},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={74-86}
}
Symptom monitoring is difficult for heart failure (HF) patients. Difficulties physically sensing and determining symptom meaning may lead to uncertainty and delay treatment. Somatic awareness may provide insight into symptom monitoring ability. A model combining physical and cognitive aspects of the symptom experience was developed to examine factors affecting care-seeking among HF patients. Adults hospitalized with acute HF were interviewed and completed questionnaires measuring somatic… CONTINUE READING

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