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The development and the role of cardiac rehabilitation in healthcare programs related to cardiovascular diseases has led to the growth of knowledge, experience and specific technical, scientific, organizational and cultural skills on the part of the different health professionals engaged with the cardiologist in the management of rehabilitation programs.(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive behavioral assessment for outcome evaluation was developed to evaluate psychological treatment interventions, especially for counseling and psychotherapy. It is made up of 80 items and five scales: anxiety, well-being, perception of positive change, depression, and psychological distress. The aim of the study was to present the metric(More)
UNLABELLED The present Italian health planning demands the use of tools, care and treatments useful for the National Health Service, but with empirical effectiveness scientifically sustained. Aim of the present paper is to verify the validity, the reliability and the responsiveness of the factor "Perception of positive change" (named Schedule C) in(More)
UNLABELLED The present study was developed as part of a comprehensive evaluation of the state of the art of knowledge and implementation of the Italian Guidelines for psychological activities in Cardiac Rehabilitation, published in 2003 by the Working Group of Psychology of the Italian Society of Cardiac Rehabilitation (GICR). METHODS A questionnaire was(More)
The rehabilitation of the amputated patient is based on a coordinated sequence of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic procedures carried out by an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, that works globally on all patient problems. The objectives of the different phases of the rehabilitation treatment were reviewed. Due to their relevance in conditioning(More)
BACKGROUND The Depression Questionnaire (QD) is an instrument designed to measure depression in an inpatient-rehabilitation setting. This study proposes a reduced version of the original 24-item QD, to make it better suited to the characteristics of patients in this setting. METHODS The study population consisted of 801 individuals admitted to cardiac(More)
A high prevalence of eating disorders among drug-addicted female patients has been noted, and it could be associated to psychopathological underlying factors. Our aim was to assess eating disorder traits in women approaching a residential program for drug addiction. We hypothesized that these traits would correlate to more general psychopathological(More)
In the management of chronic heart failure there is increasing evidence that effective communication with the patient is an important tool in health care since it permits the achievement of therapeutic goals and the patient's satisfaction in terms of the quality of health assistance received. In fact, the variations in the communication processes relevantly(More)
The Italian SurveY on CarDiac REhabilitation-Psychology (ISYDE-Psi) was developed, in line with the indications of the Italian National Guidelines Program, as part of a project to implement and apply the guidelines for psychology interventions in cardiac rehabilitation and prevention published in 2003. The Task Force on Psychological Interventions in(More)
BACKGROUND The traditional approach to the measurement of change presents important drawbacks (no information at individual level, ordinal scores, variance of the measurement instrument across time points), which Rasch models overcome. The article aims to illustrate the features of the measurement of change with Rasch models. METHODS To illustrate the(More)