Table 2

Questionnaire results: comparisons of peers and people with angina

Statement

Person with angina mean score (sd)

Peer mean score (sd)

Mann Whitney z value

Sig. Level (two tailed)


1. People with angina should stop what they are doing when they get an angina attack

3.22 (0.83)

3.27 (0.72)

-0.02

0.98

2. Angina is a kind of small heart attack

1.57(1.17)

1.95(1.17)

-2.41

0.02

3. People develop angina because they have too much stress in their lives

1.90 (1.20)

1.74 (1.02)

-0.88

0.38

4. People with angina should take life easy

1.75(1.15)

2.18(1.15)

-2.74

<0.01

5. People who work too hard are likely to develop angina

1.23 (1.04)

1.17(0.92)

-0.05

0.96

6. People with angina should always avoid things that bring it on

2.78(1.13)

3.02 (0.79)

-0.86

0.39

7. It's not advisable for people with angina to exercise

0.96 (0.94)

1.13(0.87)

-2.04

0.04

8. Any sort of excitement is bad for people with angina

1.17(0.97)

1.46 (0.92)

-2.75

<0.01

9. Angina is caused by a worn out heart

1.07 (0.95)

1.37 (0.92)

-3.01

<0.01

10. If people don't rest when they get angina it could be fatal

2.28(1.16)

2.56(1.01)

-1.65

0.10

11. People with angina must stay calm

2.86 (0.86)

2.79 (0.89)

-0.68

0.50

12. There's nothing people with angina can do about it, they just have to learn to live with it.

1.64 (1.25)

1.79 (1.24)

-0.90

0.37

13. Rest is the best treatment for angina

2.18(1.16)

2.13(1.15)

-0.36

0.72

14. Too much worry causes people to develop angina

1.80(1.19)

1.64(1.01)

-0.82

0.41

15. Angina pain causes permanent damage to the heart

1.42 (1.03)

1.81 (0.90)

-3.58

<0.001

16. It's not safe to argue with people who have angina

1.61 (1.12)

1.60(1.01)

-0.15

0.88


z = standardised statistical value of the Mann Whitney test

Furze et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2002 2:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-2-4

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