Kirsten Beedholm

From Bodily Sensations to Symptoms: Health Care–Seeking Practices Among People Affected by Acute Coronary Syndrome

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From Bodily Sensations to Symptoms : Health Care–Seeking Practices Among People Affected by Acute Coronary Syndrome. / Beedholm, Kirsten; Andersen, Lene Søndergaard; Lorentzen, Vibeke.

In: Qualitative Health Research, Vol. 29, No. 11, 09.2019, p. 1651-1660.

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Beedholm, Kirsten ; Andersen, Lene Søndergaard ; Lorentzen, Vibeke. / From Bodily Sensations to Symptoms : Health Care–Seeking Practices Among People Affected by Acute Coronary Syndrome. In: Qualitative Health Research. 2019 ; Vol. 29, No. 11. pp. 1651-1660.

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