Albinas Stankus

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OBJECTIVE Self-rating instruments for depression include questions targeting fatigue, which is a common symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. We evaluated if specific fatigue-related questions in self-reported instruments of depression bias an association between fatigue and depression in CAD patients. METHODS A total of 1470 CAD patients(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between subjective fatigue, exercise capacity, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) needs to be specified. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, a total of 1,470 (64% men; mean age 57 ± 11 years) consecutive CAD patients admitted for cardiac rehabilitation after treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is evidence supporting the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in decreasing psychologic symptoms and improving health-related quality of life in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery, the effectiveness of these interventions in usual health care practice, and their effect on general heart rate(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue has become an important symptom in clinical diagnosis and clinical trials among subjects with cardiovascular diseases and disease-specific fatigue scales were developed in a Dutch and English version. OBJECTIVE Various questionnaires for measuring fatigue have been developed, but currently no validated questionnaire targeted at subjects(More)
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