The role of medical and psychosocial factors for unfavourable coronary risk factor control.

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Summary of "The role of medical and psychosocial factors for unfavourable coronary risk factor control."

This project aims to identify socio-demographic, medical, and psychosocial factors (study factors) associated with coronary risk control and prognosis, and to test their impact in a representative sample of CHD patients.


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Name: Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ
ISSN: 1651-2006
Pages: 1-32


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Factors that can cause or prevent the outcome of interest, are not intermediate variables, and are not associated with the factor(s) under investigation. They give rise to situations in which the effects of two processes are not separated, or the contribution of causal factors cannot be separated, or the measure of the effect of exposure or risk is distorted because of its association with other factors influencing the outcome of the study.

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Inability to prevent a clinical deterioration resulting from a complication of an underlying medical condition or a complication of medical care. It implies that common risk factors for such a complication were not recognized in a timely manner or treated appropriately.

The relating of causes to the effects they produce. Causes are termed necessary when they must always precede an effect and sufficient when they initiate or produce an effect. Any of several factors may be associated with the potential disease causation or outcome, including predisposing factors, enabling factors, precipitating factors, reinforcing factors, and risk factors.

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