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Factors influencing treatment delay for patients with acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  21035027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose of this study was to identify cognitive, social, and emotional influences of individuals delaying treatment during an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In a multiple regression analysis, the following were predictors of long treatment delay in arrival to the emergency department after cardiac symptom onset: being home, having more ability to control symptoms, and being in a public place. Predictors of short treatment delay were thinking that symptoms were heart related, calling 911, having a high pain scale, and telling someone else about the symptoms. Nurses can use this study to identify potential responses and situations that may affect patient decision delay in the future.
Authors:
Lisa Lesneski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1532-8201     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-90     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Nursing, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510, USA. lesneskil2@scranton.edu
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