Development of the York Angina Beliefs Questionnaire

Furze, Gill, Bull, Peter, Lewin, Robert J. P. and Thompson, David R. (2003) Development of the York Angina Beliefs Questionnaire. Journal of Health Psychology, 8 3: 307-315.


Author Furze, Gill
Bull, Peter
Lewin, Robert J. P.
Thompson, David R.
Title Development of the York Angina Beliefs Questionnaire
Journal name Journal of Health Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-1053
Publication date 2003-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/13591053030083002
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 307
End page 315
Total pages 9
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract It is known that people who have suffered a heart attack can hold misconceived or maladaptive beliefs and that these can have a deleterious effect on quality of life and functioning. It has also been noted that clinicians do not routinely elicit these maladaptive beliefs. It is probable that angina sufferers also hold such beliefs. As angina is a great burden in the western world, with over two million people with angina in the UK alone, there may be large numbers of people who suffer from these frightening and unhelpful misconceptions. We believe that there is a need for a simple questionnaire that could assist the delivery of tailored education directed at dispelling common misconceptions. This article details the development and psychometric properties of just such a brief questionnaire, designed for use both in research and in clinical practice.
Keyword Health behavior
Medicine and psychology
Clinical health psychology
angina
attributions
illness beliefs
misconceptions
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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