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Should I stay or should I go? An exploration of the decision-making behavior of acute cardiac patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Burton, S, Hayes, JA, Morrell-Scott, NE, Sanders, J, Walthall, H, Wright, DJ and Jones, ID (2021) Should I stay or should I go? An exploration of the decision-making behavior of acute cardiac patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Heart and Lung: the journal of acute and critical care, 52. ISSN 0147-9563

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Abstract

Background: During the SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic efforts to reduce virus transmission resulted in non-emergency patients being deterred from seeking help. The number of patients presenting with acute cardiac conditions reduced, significantly
Objectives: To explore the decision-making process, and influential factors in that process, of patients and their family during an acute cardiac event.
Methods: A qualitative research design was employed using purposive sampling of patients who experienced an acute cardiac event during the social containment mandates. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, with thematic analysis of interview transcripts.
Results: Twenty-five participants were recruited from three UK hospitals. Themes identified were reliance on informal support network, lack of awareness of cardiac symptoms leading to delayed help-seeking, and an indirect COVID-19 effect (e.g. avoiding treatment).
Conclusions: These results highlight the need for informed public health messages, targeting patients and their support networks, that allow those in need of treatment to access care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1102 Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology, 1110 Nursing
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Elsevier
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Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 12:39
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2022 12:45
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2021.07.018
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16026

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