Despite the proven benefits of many cardiac procedures, some are used less frequently for African American than for white patients with known or suspected coronary disease.
This study explored differences between ethnic groups that may affect patient recall of physician recommendations of cardiac procedures.
Also examined were patients'responses when asked about adhering to those recommendations.
The data examined were collected from interviews with 1,333 African American and white hospital inpatients with known coronary disease admitted to the Birmingham-Black Health Seeking for Coronary Heart Disease Project (1989-1990) in Alabama.
Respondents were asked to recall previous health care encounters, physician recommendations of cardiac procedures, and adherence to those recommendations.
Compared with whites, fewer African American patients recalled physicians recommending some cardiac procedures.
If procedure recommendations were recalled, no ethnic differences were found in patient recall of adhering to those recommendations.
Predictors of recall of the recommended procedures were identified by multivariate logistic regression.
Patients'knowledge of having coronary disease was the common factor that predicted their recall of all cardiac procedures.
Other predictor variables included some cardiac risk factors and symptoms, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Ethnie, Recommandation, Observance thérapeutique, Traitement, Médecin, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Ethnic group, Recommendation, Treatment compliance, Treatment, Physician, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0534190
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 23/03/1999.