Illness perception and high readmission health outcomes.

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Journal Article (Review)

This review identified associations between illness perception and health outcomes of patients with a medical diagnosis included in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Inclusion criteria were English language, use of quantitative methodology, health outcomes specified, and identifiable effect size and statistical significance of the relationship. Most of the 31 studies in this review showed that favorable illness perception has been associated with better health outcomes, while unfavorable illness perception has been associated with worse outcomes. A multifaceted approach might include behavioral, clinical, educational, and psychosocial components to improve one's illness perception through educative, cognitive-behavioral, or psychodynamic counseling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sawyer, AT; Harris, SL; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 2055102919844504 -

PubMed ID

  • 31041109

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31041109

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2055-1029

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/2055102919844504


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England