Health perception of patients after cardiovascular risk detection and after intervention in general practice

Bernard B van Drenth, M EJL Hulscher, H GA Mokkink, E H van De Lisdonk, J C van Der Wouden, R PTM Grol

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BACKGROUND. To explore unfavorable effects, health perception was assessed in patients enrolled in a cardiovascular program in general practice. METHODS. A prospective questionnaire survey was conducted shortly after risk detection and after 1 year of intervention. Patients (n=413) with an elevated risk were selected from 27 practices in The Netherlands. The outcome measure was patients' perceptions of their general health status. RESULTS. The response rate was 62%. Two thirds of the patients did not show any change in general health status at either point in time. Substantially more patients showed improvement after 1 year of intervention. Compared to reference data, no major differences were found. CONCLUSION. Enrollment in a cardiovascular risk detection and intervention program did not lead to unfavorable perceptions of general health status, either shortly after risk detection or after 1 year of intervention. (c) 2001 by CHF, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalPreventive cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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