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Dimensions of the Somatic Health Complaints Questionnaire (SHCQ) in a sample of myocardial infarction patients


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Title: Dimensions of the Somatic Health Complaints Questionnaire (SHCQ) in a sample of myocardial infarction patients
Authors: Brink, Eva
Cliffordson, Christina
Herlitz, Johan
Karlson, Björn W.
Issue Date: 2007
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Education
Institution: Department of Education. Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik
Journal Title: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
ISSN: 1474-5151
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Start Page: 27
End Page: 31
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: Elsevier
Organization: Brink, E. Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, University West, SE 461 86 Trollhättan, Sweden.
Herlitz, J. Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden.
Karlson, B. W. Medicine and Science, AstraZeneca R&D, Mölndal, Sweden
Keywords: Myocardial infarction
Psychometric evaluation
Somatic health complaints
Abstract: A short health complaints measure may provide information on the degree of recovery from acute myocardial infarction. The present study therefore evaluated a questionnaire–called the Somatic Health Complaints Questionnaire (SHCQ)–that includes 13 items concerning health problems common in cardiac patients. The sample included 114 patients in total, 37 women and 77 men, who had suffered a first-time myocardial infarction 5 months prior to the testing. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed to... more
Electronic version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2006.03.003
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/19180
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