Depressive symptom trajectories over a 6-year period following myocardial infarction: predictive function of cognitive appraisal and coping

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The association between distinct patterns of depression and coping variables in myocardial infarction (MI) survivors over the long-term is unclear. The study aims to evaluate depressive trajectories and their covariates, including coping and cognitive appraisal, following MI over a period of 6 years. Depressive symptoms were assessed in 200 patients a few days after the first MI, and 1 month, 6 months and 6 years later. Cognitive appraisal and coping were assessed during the first three time points. Three latent depressive trajectories were identified: chronic (high; increasing then decreasing; n = 49), rising (moderate; decreasing then increasing; n = 121) and low (low; decreasing then stabilizing; n = 30). The chronic trajectory was associated with higher negative appraisal and emotion-focused coping. The findings clarify the long-term longitudinal trajectories of post-MI depressive symptoms and their association with coping variables, revealing the unfavorable impact of negative cognition and palliative coping.

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Kroemeke, A. (2016). Depressive symptom trajectories over a 6-year period following myocardial infarction: predictive function of cognitive appraisal and coping. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(2), 181–191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-015-9681-y

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