Karen M. ZhangUniversity of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada · Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation
Karen M. Zhang
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Objective: To examine whether explaining causal links among endothelial pathophysiology, cardiac risk factors, symptoms and health behaviors (termed causal information) enhances patients' depth of knowledge about cardiovascular disease self-management and their perceptions of the cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) program. Met...
Objective: To determine whether explaining the causal links between illness management and symptom reduction would help younger and older adults learn and apply health information. Method: Ninety younger and 51 older adults read about a fictitious disease with or without explanations about the cause-and-effects (causal information) of illness ma...
To describe the life goals of heart failure (HF) patients and to determine whether adherence is influenced by the extent to which these priorities are perceived as compatible with HF self-care regimens. Forty HF outpatients identified their top-five life goals and indicated the compatibility of HF self-care regimens (diet, exercise, weighing) with...
Older adults are often susceptible to confusing or forgetting medical instructions. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of causal knowledge on the learning and retention of medical information among younger and older adults. Participants were asked to read about a fictitious disease with or without explanations on the cause-...
Introduction: Gay men with prostate cancer (GMPCa) may have differential health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and sexual health outcomes than heterosexual men with prostate cancer (PCa), but existing information is based on clinical experience and small studies. Aims: Our goals were to: (i) describe HRQOL and examine changes in sexual function...