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Patient beliefs and attitudes to taking statins: systematic review of qualitative studies

Ju, Angela; Hanson, Camilla S.; Banks, Emily; Korda, Rosemary; Craig, Jonathan; Tim, Usherwood; MacDonald, Peter S; Tong, Allison


Background Statins are effective in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and are recommended for at-risk individuals but estimated adherence rates are low. Aim To describe patients’ perspectives, experiences, and attitudes towards taking statins. Design and setting Systematic review of qualitative studies reporting perspectives of patients on statins. Method PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, and PhD dissertations from inception to 6 October 2016 were searched for qualitative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of General Practice
DOI: 10.3399/bjgp18X696365


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