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      Determinants of Lifestyle Changes after a First Myocardial Infarction

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Myocardial infarction, Causal attribution, Outcome, Coping, Rehabilitation

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          Ninety-eight men aged < 60 years with a first myocardial infarction were followed for 6 months. The aim was to characterize patients who succeeded in changing their lifestyles by modifying risk factors and to correlate them to subjective and objective outcome. We focused on the interplay between the patient’s causal attribution of the infarction and compared this with the influence of background factors. The patient attribution most often predicted positive objective outcome and subjective functioning. This study shows that background factors are of prognostic value, but the patient’s attribution and his own ideas about coping add information on the outcome of the rehabilitation as evaluated by more specific outcome measures.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1997
          1997
          19 November 2008
          : 88
          : 1
          : 29-35
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Medicine, Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden; bBen-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
          Article
          177306 Cardiology 1997;88:29–35
          10.1159/000177306
          8960622
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Coronary Care

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