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Predictive value of psychosocial profiles following aclte myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  833899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psychosocial profiles were done prospectively on 54 males and three females in addition to hemodynamics and non-invasive studies; the average age at admission was 44 years. The mean study time for 45 survivors was two years and three months and was seven months for 12 non-survivors. Thirty potential psychosocial problems were investigated during coronary care unit stay, and at three months, six months, and one year. Four problems previously shown to have prognostic significance were re-examined. Depression and pessimism occurred more frequently in non-survivors (α = .05). Patients with maladaptive family relationships post-admission were more likely to die (66 percent), than those with adaptive relationships (15 percent) (α = .05). Patients with poor social adaptation prior to admission had significantly more psychosocial problems during follow-up (α = .05). However, this group had no more deaths than the total population. The type and number of psychosocial problems of survivors and non-survivors of acute myocardial infarction have predictive prognostic value.
K Obier; M MacPherson; J Haywood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-15     Completed Date:  1977-03-15     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Follow-Up Studies
Interpersonal Relations
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction* / rehabilitation
Social Adjustment*

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