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Factors Affecting Decision Making in Hispanics Experiencing Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  23341409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
It was estimated that 785,000 new myocardial infarctions (MIs), 470,000 recurrent MIs, and 195,000 silent MIs will occur during 2010 in the United States. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the cause of death for 27% of Hispanic males and 31.5% of Hispanic females. There has been an increasing discrepancy between Hispanic knowledge in recognition of MI symptoms compared with non-Hispanic Whites. Only 5.6 % to 27.4 % of Hispanics know all MI symptoms and the need to immediately activate emergency medical services, compared with 11.9% to 45.8% of non-Hispanic Whites. The health belief model is used to explore the factors affecting decision making in Hispanics experiencing MI. Modifying factors explored include acculturation, language spoken, education, socioeconomic status, and access to health care. The results include recommendations for future research and clinical practice to assist in planning targeted interventions in Hispanic populations nationwide.
Jennifer D M Sanderson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-7832     ISO Abbreviation:  J Transcult Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001407     Medline TA:  J Transcult Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.
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