The purpose of this study was to assess short term effects of the Gulf war on ischemic heart disease patients of different ethnic origin.
Three dimensions of patients'reactions to the war situation were studied: psychological, physical and behavioral.
The study first focused on changes in patients'responses on these dimensions over three stages of the war, differentiated according to degree of threat.
Second, differences stemming from ethnic origin were examined among patients who live in the same geographical region, use the same health services and were exposed to the same threatening life event.
One hundred ischemic heart disease patients were interviewed while waiting in outpatient hospital clinics for a regular examination at the end of the war.
Mots-clés Pascal : Guerre, Golfe Persique, Evénement existentiel, Stress, Coping, Homme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Epidémiologie, Milieu culturel, Ethnie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : War, Persian Gulf, Life events, Stress, Coping, Human, Coronary heart disease, Epidemiology, Cultural environment, Ethnic group, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 94-0028558
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199406.