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Differences in social support and illness perceptions among South Asian and Caucasian patients with coronary artery disease.

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Source
Heart Lung. 2010 May-Jun;39(3):180-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
Keerat Grewal
Donna E Stewart
Sherry L Grace
Author Affiliation
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
Source
Heart Lung. 2010 May-Jun;39(3):180-7
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Asia - ethnology
Attitude to Death
Coronary Artery Disease - epidemiology - ethnology - psychology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Cultural Diversity
Ethnic Groups
Female
Humans
Inpatients
Male
Middle Aged
Ontario - epidemiology
Prognosis
Questionnaires
Social Perception
Social Support
Stress, Psychological
Abstract
Social support and illness perceptions may affect recovery from a cardiac event or procedure. Previous research has found that patients of South Asian origin with coronary artery disease (CAD) have lower levels of social support and may perceive different causes of their condition. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively investigate differences in social support and illness perceptions between Caucasian and South Asian patients with CAD.
A total of 562 inpatients with CAD (53 [9%] South Asian) were recruited from 2 hospitals. The Medical Outcomes Study social support scale and Illness Perception Questionnaire were administered to examine ethnocultural differences in total social support and subscales, and in illness perceptions subscales, including causes of illness.
South Asian participants had significantly lower levels of tangible (P=.001) and emotional/informational support (P
PubMed ID
20457337 View in PubMed
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