Illness perceptions and CHD
Protocol: STUDY00001039
Full Title
Illness perceptions of CHD in healthy men and women and its relationship with medical care seeking behavior: A driving force for gender disparities?
Description
The purpose of this study is to examine if adult women without heart disease are less likely than men to intend to seek medical care for heart disease-related symptoms and whether the aspects of the illness perception in adults without heart disease could explain noted gender differences in intent to seek medical care for heart disease-related symptoms.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes.

Participants will be compensated.

Technical Description

The objective of this study is to examine if adult women without heart disease are less likely than men to intend to seek medical care for heart disease-related symptoms and whether the aspects of the illness perception in adults without heart disease could explain noted gender differences in intent to seek medical care for heart disease-related symptoms. Additionally, we see to examine if the experience of atypical symptoms of heart disease modify the relationship between gender and the intent to seek medical care among adults without heart disease, as this has not been tested before. Lastly, I am interested in whether or not the experience of stressful life events modifies the relationship between gender the intent to seek medical care among adults without heart disease as it has been shown to influence symptom attribution in prior research.
Compensation: No
Eligibility
Adults ≥ 40
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: CAITLIN BIDDLE
Contact(s)
CAITLIN BIDDLE
cebiddle@buffalo.edu
+1 716-829-5702
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