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Communicating with people who have experienced heart attack.
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PMID:  24106862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Presentations of acute myocardial infarction (MI) can be divided into diagnostic subcategories that require different treatments. This article reports the results of a study that explored and compared patients' perceptions of their illness and motivation for behavioural change after different treatments for MI. Results suggest that patients who have had non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI) and whose initial diagnosis is uncertain take their condition less seriously than those who have had STEMI and invasive or 'urgent' treatments. This tendency can make them less motivated to change their lifestyles. Healthcare professionals in emergency departments should be aware of, and address, patients' misconceptions and provide clear and consistent advice to improve their long-term outcomes.
Authors:
Lisa Dullaghan; Lisa Lusk; Patrick Donnelly; Mary McGeough; Donna Fitzsimons
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1354-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Nurse     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208913     Medline TA:  Emerg Nurse     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  33-36     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
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