Psychosocial outcome in cardiovascular rehabilitation of peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease patients

Stauber, Stefanie; Guéra, Viviane; Barth, Jürgen; Schmid, Jean-Paul; Saner, Hugo; Znoj, Hansjörg; Grolimund, Johannes; von Känel, Roland (2013). Psychosocial outcome in cardiovascular rehabilitation of peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease patients. Vascular medicine, 18(5), pp. 257-262. London: Sage 10.1177/1358863X13505861

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We investigated patients with a primary diagnosis of peripheral artery disease (n = 69) and coronary heart disease (CAD; n = 520) at baseline and on changes in psychosocial risk factors (depression, anxiety, quality of life, negative and positive affect) during a cardiovascular rehabilitation program. Patients completed psychosocial questionnaires at the beginning and at discharge of a 12-week rehabilitation program. Depression and anxiety were measured with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), positive and negative affect with the Global Mood Scale, and health-related quality of life with the SF-36 Health Survey. Patients with PAD showed improvements in anxiety (p < 0.001), negative affect (p < 0.001) and bodily pain (p < 0.001). Patients with CAD reported significant improvements in all measured dimensions (all p-values < 0.001).

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine
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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
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Stauber, Stefanie, Barth, Jürgen, Schmid-Walker, Jean-Paul, Saner, Hugo Ernst, Znoj, Hans Jörg, Grolimund, Johannes, von Känel, Roland


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services








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18 Dec 2013 10:56

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02 Mar 2023 23:23

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cardiovascular diseases; coronary artery disease depression; peripheral artery disease; psychological stress; quality of life; questionnaires




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