Recovering from an acute cardiac event - the relationship between depression and life satisfaction

Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Journal Article
Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 2010, 19 (5-6), pp. 736 - 743
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Aims. This study sought to measure the rates and trajectory of depression over six months following admission for an acute cardiac event and describe the relationship between depression and life satisfaction. Background. Co-morbid depression has an impact on cardiac mortality and is associated with the significant impairment of quality of life and well-being, impairments in psychosocial function, decreased medication adherence and increased morbidity. Design. This was a descriptive, correlational study. Method. The study was undertaken at a large public hospital in Melbourne. Participants were asked to complete a survey containing the cardiac depression scale (CDS) and the Personal Well-being Index.
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