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Use of leisure time by cardiac patients.
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PMID:  3688169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been increasing evidence that psychological stress is a risk factor in the development of heart disease. How an individual copes with stress will determine its impact on his or her health. The literature proposes that the effects of stress can be minimized, reduced, or reversed by factors such as goal-directed activity, physical exercise, relaxation, or emotionally supportive relationships. An exploratory study was conducted to compare activity patterns and leisure concepts between matched groups of cardiac and noncardiac subjects. The data indicate trends in the differences between these two groups in activity patterns and in the variety of activities that characterized their leisure time. The results suggest areas for occupational therapy intervention in the treatment of cardiac patients.
H A Fitts; M C Howe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-12     Completed Date:  1988-01-12     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Krebs School, Lexington, Massachusetts 02173.
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MeSH Terms
Leisure Activities*
Life Style
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Occupational Therapy*
Personal Satisfaction
Risk Factors
Type A Personality

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