Emotions and care-seeking during acute myocardial infarction: A Model For Intervention

Angelo A. Alonzo, Nancy Reynolds

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Abstract

In this paper, a theoretical and applied understanding is brought to the study of acute myocardial infarction [AMI] care-seeking behavior. The time between the onset of an AMI and the initiation of definitive medical care is presently the single most important factor impeding reduced mortality and improved morbidity from thrombolytic therapy. It is suggested that the acknowledged, yet relatively neglected, area of emotional response is a key element in understanding why individuals may delay seeking definitive health care services following the onset of AMI symptoms. Emotionally significant dimensions of the care-seeking process and a model for intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-122
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Volume16
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Care-Seeking Behavior
  • Emotions
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Self-Regulation Theory

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  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Emotions and care-seeking during acute myocardial infarction : A Model For Intervention. / Alonzo, Angelo A.; Reynolds, Nancy.

In: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 16, 01.09.1996, p. 97-122.

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