Treatment needs of patients admitted for acute chest pain

Mayou, R. and Thompson, D. R. (2002) Treatment needs of patients admitted for acute chest pain. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 53 6: 1177-1183. doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(02)00344-6


Author Mayou, R.
Thompson, D. R.
Title Treatment needs of patients admitted for acute chest pain
Journal name Journal of Psychosomatic Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3999
Publication date 2002-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0022-3999(02)00344-6
Open Access Status
Volume 53
Issue 6
Start page 1177
End page 1183
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Elsevier.
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
Abstract Objective: To examine the characteristics, subsequent resource use and outcome of a consecutive cohort of admissions with acute chest pain not due to myocardial infarction. Methods: Subjects (n=356) identified in the course of a epidemiological study of myocardial infarction were interviewed and completed HAD, SF-36 and other self-report information in hospital and at 3 months and 1 year. Hospital casenotes were reviewed at 1 year. Results: A total of 218 subjects were given cardiac diagnoses and 138 noncardiac diagnoses. Cardiac subjects were more distressed and disabled and used more resources. Those in the noncardiac group reported distress and disability and resource use comparable to infarct admissions. Conclusion: Awareness of psychosocial variables would aid in the assessment and management of those with and without ischaemic heart disease.
Keyword Treatment needs
Chest Pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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