Social network, social support and acute chest complaints among young and middle-aged patients in an emergency department : a case-control study.
Relative risks for non-specific chest complaints were 2.3-3.4 for patients with a low score on two of the social network factors (an overall index and social anchorage) and two social support factors (emotional esteem support and support by a confidant).
These results could be used for developing guidelines for a more adequate clinical management of these patients, as well as for the prevention of stress-related conditions in general.
An analysis was made of the conceptual validity of the instrument used for assessing social network and social support.
It was concluded that structural elements, such as social network factors, represented a more valid measurement that was less affected by subjectivity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Douleur, Thorax, Epidémiologie, Support social, Réseau social, Urgence, Questionnaire, Validation test, Environnement social, Homme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Psychométrie, Suède
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Pain, Thorax, Epidemiology, Social support, Social network, Emergency, Questionnaire, Test validation, Social environment, Human, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Psychometrics, Sweden
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