Psychological symptom profiles in patients with chest pain

  • Tennant C
  • Mihailidou A
  • Scott A
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Assesses a range of psychological variables in patients presenting with chest pain and referred to thallium myocardial perfusion scan. These psychosocial variables were compared in 3 groups: 387 Ss with normal scans, 93 Ss with current ischemia, and 52 Ss with no current ischemia but with evidence of past myocardial infarction. From the range of variables, significant differences among the groups were found only in Speilberger's Anger-In and Immature Response on the Coping Questionnaire. Correlations between these variables supports the contention that these may be related variables, i.e., that Anger-In may be reflective of an immature coping style. These higher scores on both measures in the normal thallium and past infarction groups are indicative of more psychopathology in these patients when compared to those with identified ischemic pain. Chest pain in both these groups was associated with immature coping and containment of angry feelings. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)

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  • 1999
  • Adulthood
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Chest
  • Chest Pain
  • Coping
  • Current
  • English
  • Feeling
  • Group
  • Groups
  • Infarction
  • Ischemia
  • Journal Article
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pain
  • Patient
  • Patients
  • Perfusion
  • Psychological
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychosocial Factors
  • Rights
  • Scores
  • Support
  • Symptom
  • Thallium
  • Thorax
  • feelings
  • psychosocial
  • questionnaire
  • response

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  • C Tennant

  • A Mihailidou

  • A Scott

  • R Smith

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