publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

What predicts depression in cardiac patients: Sociodemographic factors, disease severity or theoretical vulnerabilities?

Mary Delaney; Ronan M. Conroy; Hannah McGee; Frank Doyle;
Open Access
  • Published: 29 Oct 2010
  • Publisher: e-publications@RCSI
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Depression is associated with increased cardiovascular risk in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, but some argue that elevated depression is actually a marker of cardiovascular disease severity. Therefore, disease indices should better predict depression than established theoretical causes of depression (interpersonal life events, reinforcing events, cognitive distortions, type D personality). However, little theory-based research has been conducted in this area. In a cross-sectional design, ACS patients (n = 336) completed questionnaires assessing depression and psychosocial vulnerabilities. Nested logistic regression assessed the relative contribution of ...
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free text keywords: Depression, acute coronary syndrome, psychological theory, life events, personality, just world beliefs, Psychology, Applied Psychology, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Psychosocial, Disease, Logistic regression, Multivariate analysis, Cross-sectional study, Type D personality, Psychometrics, Clinical psychology, Explained variation
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