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Scand J Prim Health Care. 1995 Sep;13(3):164-7.

Psychological reactions to information about risk of ischaemic heart disease in general practice.

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Institute of General Practice, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the psychological reactions in 40-49 year old men diagnosed as having an increased risk for the development of ischaemic heart disease at a health examination in general practice.

DESIGN:

A multipractice study including a questionnaire about the psychological well-being before and 6 months after a health examination aimed at finding an increased risk for ischaemic heart disease.

SETTING:

General practice in the county of Aarhus, Denmark. Sixty five general practitioners.

PARTICIPANTS:

123 men with and 150 men without an increased risk of ischaemic heart disease.

OUTCOME MEASURES:

Psychological well-being was measured by the General Health Questionnaire (12 item version).

RESULTS:

No significant change in GHQ-scores after the screening examination.

CONCLUSION:

Information about increased risk of IHD in 40-49 year old men at a health examination in general practice did not change the psychological well-being as measured by a General Health Questionnaire 6 months after the examination.

PMID:
7481167
DOI:
10.3109/02813439508996756
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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