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Título: Discerning the impact of personal and situational variables in risk perception of coronary heart disease
Autor: Figueiras, Maria João
Maroco, João
Monteiro, Rita
Caeiro, Raúl
Neto, David Dias
Palavras-chave: Community health promotion
Heart disease
Public health
Risk perception
Data: 2017
Editora: SAGE Publications
Citação: Journal of Health Psychology, 22(4), 483-492. Doi: 10.1177/1359105315604379
Resumo: Research into how people perceive risk has highlighted the interaction between the available information and personal variables and their impact on judgement. This study sought to identify demographic and health variables that influenced risk and the influence of individual risk assessment, dispositional optimism and negative affect on judgement. A total of 476 participants were asked to make risks judgements of 24 vignettes depicting hypothetical risk scenarios. The findings showed that while people are able to correctly recognise, in others, relevant risk factors for coronary heart disease, risk perception is likely to imply a personal consideration of the same risk factors in themselves.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/5419
DOI: 10.1177/1359105315604379
ISSN: 1359-1053
Versão do Editor: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1359105315604379
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