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Beta-blocker therapy: identification and management of side effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1680114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a new beta-Blocker Visual Analog Scale designed to identify and quantify the impact that the side effects of beta-blocker therapy have on people's lives, and the self-management practices people use to mediate their influence. Instruments included the 20-item beta-Blocker Visual Analog Scale and the Profile of Mood States. Subjects had hypertension; 51 men were involved in a larger study involving antihypertensive medications and exercise, and 19 men and women were receiving beta-blocker therapy as first-line drug of choice. Estimates of internal consistency reliability, content validity, and concurrent and discriminant validity were moderately strong. The most problematic side effects were related to lack of sleep, vivid or active dreams, lack of energy and pep, diminished interest in sexual activity, and changes in vision. Among self-management practices used to mediate side effects were planning rest and activity periods, thinking carefully before reacting, and seeking out others for support.
K E Dennis; D Froman; A S Morrison; K D Holmes; D G Howes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-23     Completed Date:  1991-10-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore 21201.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Affect / drug effects
Memory / drug effects
Middle Aged
Propranolol / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists; 525-66-6/Propranolol

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