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2021 Vol. 14 Issue 76

Belova S.S., Ovsyannikova V.V. Living with atrial fibrillation: qualitative studies on patients’ perception of illness

Full text in Russian: Белова С.С., Овсянникова В.В. Жить с фибрилляцией предсердий: качественные исследования – о восприятии заболевания пациентами 

Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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The paper presents a review of international studies of the last decade, which apply qualitative methodology in order to reveal illness perception in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We consistently cover key themes in patients’ illness perception, namely 1) AF screening, 2) the illness dynamics since its onset over the course, 3) changes in health-related quality of life for patients as well as for their family members, 4) insufficient awareness on the illness, 5) anticoagulation therapy. We discuss application perspectives of the review results to medical and psychological support of AF patients in general, and in Russia in particular.

Key words: atrial fibrillation, illness perception, therapy perception, qualitative methodology, quality of life, treatment adherence, anticoagulant therapy

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Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project No 18-00-01661 (K) (18-00-01326).

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Received 13 January 2021. Date of publication: 30 April 2021.

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Belova Sofya S. PhD in Psychology, Research Associate, Laboratory of Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creative Activity, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Yaroslavskaya, 13/1, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
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Ovsyannikova Victoria V. PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Laboratory for Cognitive Research, National Research University "Higher School of Economics", ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 101000 Moscow, Russia.
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Belova S.S., Ovsyannikova V.V. Living with atrial fibrillation: qualitative studies on patients’ perception of illness. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2021, Vol. 14, No. 76, p. 1. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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