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Perception of risk of coronary heart disease among Jordanians.

Authors
  • Ammouri, Ali A
  • Neuberger, Geri
  • Mrayyan, Majd T
  • Hamaideh, Shaher H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
20
Issue
1-2
Pages
197–203
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03192.x
PMID: 20550620
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Perception of risk of heart disease can greatly influence the decisions taken by adults in regard to their health care. Lack of accurate risk perception may prevent adults from considering the need for early preventive behaviours or seeking early life-saving interventions in the presence of coronary heart disease symptoms.

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