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Development of the York Angina Beliefs Questionnaire

Furze, G., Bull, P., Lewin, R.J.P. and Thompson, D.R. (2003) Development of the York Angina Beliefs Questionnaire. Journal of Health Psychology, 8 (3). pp. 307-315. ISSN 1359-1053

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It is known that people who have suffered a heart attack can hold misconceived or maladaptive beliefs and that these can have a deleterious effect on quality of life and functioning. It has also been noted that clinicians do not routinely elicit these maladaptive beliefs. It is probable that angina sufferers also hold such beliefs. As angina is a great burden in the western world, with over two million people with angina in the UK alone, there may be large numbers of people who suffer from these frightening and unhelpful misconceptions. We believe that there is a need for a simple questionnaire that could assist the delivery of tailored education directed at dispelling common misconceptions. This article details the development and psychometric properties of just such a brief questionnaire, designed for use both in research and in clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
The University of York > Psychology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2009 17:18
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2009 17:18
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13591053030083002
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Identification Number: 10.1177/13591053030083002
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6708

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