Johansson, P., Nieuwenhuis, M., Lesman-Leegte, I., van Veldhuisen, D. & Jaarsma, T. (2011). Depression and the delay between symptom onset and hospitalization in heart failure patients. European Journal of Heart Failure,13(2), 214-219. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjhf/hfq200
Heart failure (HF) patients frequently suffer from episodes of deterioration and may need medical treatment. An adequate reaction from the patient is needed to decrease the delay between the onset of deterioration and consulting a medical professional (i.e. consulting behaviour). The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether depressive symptoms are associated with the duration of the delay between the onset of symptoms of worsening HF and hospitalization, and to examine how consulting behaviour correlates to depressive symptoms and delay in HF patients.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Access may be restricted.