Behavioral involvement and preference for information among male and females with cardiac disease
2012 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 2, no 2, 138-142 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this pilot study was to explore and com-pare preferences for involvement and preferences for information among men and women who had suf-fered from cardiac disease. A convenience sample of 79 respondents (47 men and 32 women) was recruited from The National Association of Heart and Lung Patients in Sweden at ten local meeting places in dif-ferent areas. Krantz Health Opinion Survey, KHOS, a 16-item self-rating questionnaire, was used to mea- sure patients’ desire for involvement in healthcare. The results indicate that patients’ information pref-erences and behavioural preferences are not very high though the total score in KHOS was 5.47. A dif-ference between the genders was also found, seen as higher scores in females than males; 5.93 vs 4.44, p = 0.032, indicating that women prefer a more active role in decision making than men do. The main prac-tical conclusion drawn from this empirical study is that patients are still not as active in seeking informa-tion or in behavioural involvement as is desirable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Irvine, CA: Scientific Research Publishing, 2012. Vol. 2, no 2, 138-142 p.
Heart Diseases, Krantz Health Opinion Survey, Gender, Information, Involvement
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18153DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.22021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-18153DiVA: diva2:535842