Learn More
This study was concerned with the objects of fear and the intensity of fears related to coronary arteriography (CA) in 378 patients scheduled for coronary arteriography at a university hospital. Intensity of fear was measured on a 10-point Likert-type scale which listed 26 objects of fear. The patients were asked to assess the intensity of their fears both(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare levels of fear and the intensity of specific fears in women and men related to coronary arteriography (CA). DESIGN Prospective survey. SETTING A 1360-bed university hospital. Data were collected before, during, and after CA, and again 6 months later. SUBJECTS The sample consisted of 54 women and 166 men undergoing scheduled CA. (More)
BACKGROUND We studied the factors associated with alexithymia in 137 depressed outpatients. METHODS Diagnosis of depression was confirmed by means of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R. Alexithymia was screened using the 20-item version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Severity of depression was assessed using the 21-item Beck Depression(More)
Fatty acid scintigraphy is an interesting new technique for assessing the extent of myocardial infarction. We studied 19 patients with electrocardiographically verified first anterior myocardial infarction using radioiodinated phenylpentadecanoic acid and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Besides the expected lesions in the territory of(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe and evaluate the ability of instruments to produce information about the presence and intensity of fear before, during and after coronary arteriography. Information about patient fear was measured from cognitive, physiological and behavioural dimensions. The sample of the study was 243 patients who were due to have a(More)
This study describes the congruence of the perceptions of 180 patient-nurse dyads concerning patients' fears related to coronary arteriography (CA). The perceptions were measured with a purpose-designed instrument which listed 26 objects of fear. t-Tests and chi-square tests were used to compare the responses and the associations with demographic data. The(More)
  • Jyrki Ahveninen, Supervisors Docent, +38 authors Mari Tervaniemi Sinkkonen
  • 2001
acceleration of auditory processing in chronic alcoholics during abstinence. Sillanaukee P. Increased distractibility by task-irrelevant sound changes in abstinent alcoholics. Post-withdrawal changes in middle-latency auditory evoked potentials in abstinent human alcoholics. Global field power of auditory N1 correlates with impaired verbal-memory(More)
  • 1