Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: Implications for secondary prevention

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Show simple item record DiGiacomo, M Davidson, PM Vanderpluym, A Snell, R Worrall-Carter, L 2012-02-10T06:09:51Z 2007-05
dc.identifier.citation Australian Critical Care, 2007, 20 (2), pp. 69 - 76
dc.identifier.issn 1036-7314
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: To document incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress in women more than 6 months following an acute coronary syndrome. Design: Participants were identified from a coronary care unit database. The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21 (DASS 21) was sent to potential participants via postal survey. Setting: A metropolitan teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Participants: The cohort of women was aged between 55 and 70 years. They had been admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) between 6 and 14 months prior to participating in this study. Main outcome measures: Scores on Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS 21). Results: Of the 117 posted questionnaires, 39 women with a mean age of 63 (S.D. 4.97) responded to the survey, representing a response rate of 33.3%. Most participants scored within normal levels of depression (66.7%), anxiety (60.5%), and stress (70.3%), however, mild to extremely severe levels of each construct (33.4%, 39.6%, and 29.7%, respectively) were found. Conclusions: The reporting of elevated levels of depression, anxiety and stress in a subset of women more than 6 months following an ACS event underscores the importance of ongoing screening for risk factors impacting on psychological well-being and the inclusion of this information in education and counseling strategies in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Based on these pilot data, consideration of a screening system in the immediate post discharge period for women at risk and an education or support service are recommended. © 2007 Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.aucc.2007.03.002
dc.title Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: Implications for secondary prevention
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Critical Care
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 20
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.publocation Perth
dc.identifier.startpage 69 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 76 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference State of Australian Cities National Conference
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 111875
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2009-11-24
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Perth, Australia
dc.description.keywords ACS
dc.description.keywords CHD
dc.description.keywords Women
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
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