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Changes in depression in the immediate postdischarge phase in a cardiac rehabilitation population assessed by the cardiac depression scale.
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PMID:  18784540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Depression is increasingly a focus of attention in the management of heart disease. Clinicians in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) are well placed to assess and facilitate management of symptoms of depression, yet the timing and interpretation of measurements remain unclear. METHODS: We administered the Hare-Davis Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in a usual care, outpatient CR program in a metropolitan setting. As part of routine assessment and monitoring of outcomes in a 6-week outpatient CR program, we administered the CDS at entry, at completion of the 6-week program, and at 12 months. RESULTS: Data were available on 151 patients for the 3 measurement points. At baseline, the mean CDS score was 76.07 (+/-22.38), which dropped at 6 weeks to 64.85 (+/-21.69) but increased slightly at 12 months to 69.79 (+/-24.36). The changes in these scores were statistically significant for all measurement points (P < .03). The trend of change for the CDS was reflected in the subscale scores, which dropped at 6 weeks but increased slightly at 12 months. DISCUSSION: Findings demonstrate a positive impact of CR on CDS scores at 6 weeks and 12 months, although there was a trend for increased scores at 1 year. This observation requires further investigation and underscores the importance of longitudinal studies.
Patricia M Davidson; Yenna Salamonson; Julie Webster; Sharon Andrew; Michelle Digiacomo; Leila Gholizadeh; Phillip Newton; Debra Moser
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1932-7501     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-11     Completed Date:  2009-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101291247     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-5; quiz 316-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology, Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Depression / diagnosis*,  etiology
Exercise Therapy
Heart Diseases / psychology*,  rehabilitation*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

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