Carla J Pies

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This study examines the relationship between coping styles, quality of life, and depressive symptoms in older heart failure patients. Eighty heart failure patients seeking treatment in an outpatient heart failure or family practice clinic participated in a study examining depression, disability, and heart failure. Patients completed a clinical interview and(More)
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVE This study examines the contribution of attitudes about impairment to the relation between depression and physical impairment in patients with heart failure. It also describes the current status of antidepressant treatment in a sample of outpatients with heart failure. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 32 depressed and 51(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the relationship between functional impairment and depression in patients with heart failure using a new measure of Attitudes about Impairment. METHODS Sixty-nine patients with chronic heart failure completed diagnostic interviews and questionnaires about mood, comorbid illness, functional impairment, and social support.(More)
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