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Type: Journal article
Title: Longitudinal risk factors for adverse psychological functioning six months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Author: Oxlad, M.
Wade, T.
Citation: Journal of Health Psychology, 2008; 13(1):79-92
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1359-1053
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Melissa Oxlad and Tracey D. Wade
Abstract: This research aimed to identify modifiable risk factors for poor psychological functioning six months post-operatively, using a chronic illness model to explain the relationships between risk factors. Consecutive elective CABG patients (N = 119) completed self-report measures including optimism, illness representations, self-rated health, social support, coping methods, depression, anxiety and PTSD symptomatology in a repeated measures design. Poor pre-operative psychological functioning was the strongest psychological risk factor for adverse psychological functioning six months post-operatively. Longitudinal support for the chronic illness model examined was limited. Further research to identify modifiable risk factors and pre-operative psychopathology screening to determine individuals at-risk of poor psychological outcome is recommended.
Keywords: anxiety
coronary artery bypass surgery
risk factors
DOI: 10.1177/1359105307084314
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