[PDF] Perceptions of statins : research with patients, GPs and cardiologists

Picker Institute Europe
Picker Institute Europe
Publication date:
30 June 2016


This summary outlines key findings from research with patients, GPs and cardiologists, exploring their perceptions of statins. The research explored people’s attitudes and behaviours towards statins, with a specific focus on how media coverage may be affecting the treatment of ‘high-risk’ patients. The findings will be used to inform British Heart Foundation (BHF) activities to promote cardiovascular health and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The research involved 30 in-depth interviews with patients, three focus groups with GPs, and one with cardiologists, followed by online surveys of patients (n=1,000), GPs (n=625) and cardiologists (n=145).