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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158725
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Knowledge of Heart Attack Symptoms and Risk Factors Among Native Thais
Abstract:
Knowledge of Heart Attack Symptoms and Risk Factors Among Native Thais
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Poomsrikaew, Ornwanya, Master
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Medical Surgical
Contact Address:, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-498-8938
Co-Authors:O. Poomsrikaew, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; C.J. Ryan, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; J.J. Zerwic, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL;
Purpose: In Thailand, heart disease has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of heart attack symptoms and risk factors could affect individuals' and families' decisions about the need to access health care. This study aimed to determine (a) Thais' knowledge of heart attack symptoms and risk factors, and (b) whether Thai people's knowledge of heart attack symptoms and risk factors was influenced by age, gender, marital status, occupation, education and income. Theoretical/conceptual framework: Common Sense Model of Illness. Subjects: A convenience sample of Thai individuals (n = 192) recruited from public places in Thailand. Mean age was 47 plus or minus 9.6 years (35-81), and 55.2% were female. Method: A street survey method was used. Participants were asked to respond to three sets of questions about (a) demographics, (b) possible heart attack symptoms, and (c) possible heart attack risk factors. Results: Participants identified on average 5.6 of 9 heart attack symptoms (SD = 2.0) and 5.3 of 8 heart attack risk factors (SD = 2.1). Most subjects recognized fatigue (79.7%), chest pain (78.1%), and short of breath (70.8%) as heart attack symptoms. However, 66.7% mistakenly thought that the chest pressure would be severe, sharp, and stabbing. Many subjects erroneously selected symptoms that are actually stroke symptoms, such as loss of balance (58%), weakness on one side of body (50%), and headache (50%). Knowledge of heart attack risks and symptoms was not influenced by any demographic variable. Conclusions: Thai individuals are generally knowledgeable about heart attack symptoms; however, many expect heart attacks to include symptoms more commonly associated with stroke. These findings could direct health care providers in developing strategies to increase heart attack knowledge in the Thai population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge of Heart Attack Symptoms and Risk Factors Among Native Thaisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158725-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge of Heart Attack Symptoms and Risk Factors Among Native Thais</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Poomsrikaew, Ornwanya, Master</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Medical Surgical</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-498-8938</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">p_ornwanya@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">O. Poomsrikaew, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; C.J. Ryan, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; J.J. Zerwic, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: In Thailand, heart disease has become the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of heart attack symptoms and risk factors could affect individuals' and families' decisions about the need to access health care. This study aimed to determine (a) Thais' knowledge of heart attack symptoms and risk factors, and (b) whether Thai people's knowledge of heart attack symptoms and risk factors was influenced by age, gender, marital status, occupation, education and income. Theoretical/conceptual framework: Common Sense Model of Illness. Subjects: A convenience sample of Thai individuals (n = 192) recruited from public places in Thailand. Mean age was 47 plus or minus 9.6 years (35-81), and 55.2% were female. Method: A street survey method was used. Participants were asked to respond to three sets of questions about (a) demographics, (b) possible heart attack symptoms, and (c) possible heart attack risk factors. Results: Participants identified on average 5.6 of 9 heart attack symptoms (SD = 2.0) and 5.3 of 8 heart attack risk factors (SD = 2.1). Most subjects recognized fatigue (79.7%), chest pain (78.1%), and short of breath (70.8%) as heart attack symptoms. However, 66.7% mistakenly thought that the chest pressure would be severe, sharp, and stabbing. Many subjects erroneously selected symptoms that are actually stroke symptoms, such as loss of balance (58%), weakness on one side of body (50%), and headache (50%). Knowledge of heart attack risks and symptoms was not influenced by any demographic variable. Conclusions: Thai individuals are generally knowledgeable about heart attack symptoms; however, many expect heart attacks to include symptoms more commonly associated with stroke. These findings could direct health care providers in developing strategies to increase heart attack knowledge in the Thai population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:20:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:20:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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