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How goal disturbance, coping and chest pain relate to quality of life: A study among patients waiting for PTCA.
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PMID:  11789550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes psychological correlates of quality of life (QOL) in patients on a waiting list for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Variables were selected based on a theoretical model describing psychological correlates of QOL in PTCA patients. This model was based on self-regulation and stress-coping theories. The variables in the model are stress appraisal, coping, coping resources, and general and disease-specific QOL variables. Respondents were 122 patients on a 3-month waiting list for a PTCA. Results indicated that PTCA patients had a poorer QOL than matched healthy controls. Using a path analysis approach to regression analysis, it appeared that goal disturbance, avoidant coping, approach coping, and chest pain were related to QOL. More specifically, chest pain and goal disturbance were only related to health-related QOL and negative affect. Both approach and avoidant coping were related to QOL variables. Results could be explained adequately using self-regulation theory. Recommendations for future research and for form and content of rehabilitation programmes were made.
M A Echteld; T M van Elderen; L J van der Kamp
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0962-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Life Res     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-14     Completed Date:  2002-02-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9210257     Medline TA:  Qual Life Res     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  487-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical and Health Psychology Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Chest Pain / psychology*
Models, Psychological
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Personal Satisfaction
Quality of Life / psychology*
Regression Analysis
Sickness Impact Profile*
Social Support
Waiting Lists*

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