Illness perceptions among cardiac patients: Relation to depressive symptomatology and sex

  • Grace S
  • Krepostman S
  • Brooks D
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Abstract

Objective: This study examined cardiovascular disease (CVD) illness perceptions and how they relate to depressive symptomatology among women and men. Methods: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients at two hospitals were approached, and 661 consented to participate (504 men, 157 women; 75% response rate). Participants completed a survey including the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ). Results: Women perceived a significantly more chronic course (P

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  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Depression
  • Illness perceptions
  • Sex

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