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J Health Info Stat 2015;40(3):32-43.
일개 광역자치단체 주민의 심근경색증 조기증상 인지도와 관련요인
나윤주 , 이유미 , 김건엽 , 최연희
Original Article : Awareness of Myocardial Infarction Warning Symptoms and Related Factors among Residents in a Province
Yoon Joo Na , Yu Mi Lee , Keon Yeop Kim , Yeon Hee Choi
ABSTRACT
Objectives:
This study was conducted to explore awareness levels of myocardial infarction warning symptoms and related factors among residents in a province and we tried to present the evidence for education and promotion strategies.
Methods:
Study subjects were 594 adults live in a province. We surveyed demographic factors and awareness levels of myocardial infarction symptoms through telephone interview in 2013. The data were analyzed by using SAS 9.4.
Results:
In the survey, most frequently recognized warning symptoms were ``sudden chest pain and chest discomfort`` (75.1%), and ``sudden dyspnea`` (64.0%). However, ``sudden weakness and dizziness`` (45.1%), ``sudden pain in the jaw, neck or back`` (32.2%) and ``sudden discomfort in the upper limb or shoulder`` (31.3%) were less recognized. In a multiple regression analysis, male, no disease morbidity, no acquaintance history of myocardial infarction, low educational level, no exposure to promotional literature were significantly related to low awareness level of myocardial infarction warning symptoms.
Conclusions:
Providing customized programs will be helpful to enhance the efficiency of promotion and education to the population with low awareness level of myocardial infarction symptoms.
Key words: Awareness, Education, Myocardial infarction, Warning symptoms
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