Health-Related Quality of Life is Associated with Positive Affect in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease Entering Cardiac Rehabilitation

Stauber, Stefanie; Schmid, Jean-Paul; Saner, Hugo; Znoj, Hansjörg; Saner, Gaby; Grolimund, Johannes; von Känel, Roland (2013). Health-Related Quality of Life is Associated with Positive Affect in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease Entering Cardiac Rehabilitation. Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, 20(1), pp. 79-87. New York, N.Y.: Springer US; http://www.springer-ny.com 10.1007/s10880-012-9311-6

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Health-related quality of life (QoL) is an important and widely used outcome measure in cardiac populations. We examined the relationship between positive affect and health-related quality of life, controlling for traditional cardiovascular risk factors, clinical variables and negative affect. We further investigated the role of gender in this relationship given the well-known gender differences in cardiovascular health. We enrolled 746 patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) before they entered outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. All patients completed the Global Mood Scale and the SF-36 Health Survey. Positive affect was independently associated with mental (p < .001) and physical QoL (p < .001) after controlling for control variables. Gender moderated the relationship between positive affect and physical QoL (p = .009) but not mental QoL (p = .60). Positive affect was positively associated with physical QoL in men (p < .001) but not in women (p = .44). The health-related QoL of patients with CHD is associated with a person's level of positive affect.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Stauber, Stefanie; Schmid, Jean-Paul; Saner, Hugo; Znoj, Hansjörg; Grolimund, Johannes and von Känel, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1068-9583

Publisher:

Springer US; http://www.springer-ny.com

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:23

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 13:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10880-012-9311-6

PubMed ID:

22581108

Web of Science ID:

000316228500010

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.7895

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7895 (FactScience: 213272)

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