Applicability of cognitive adaptation theory to predicting adjustment to heart disease after coronary angioplasty.

@article{Helgeson1999ApplicabilityOC,
  title={Applicability of cognitive adaptation theory to predicting adjustment to heart disease after coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Vicki S Helgeson},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={561-9}
}
  • Vicki S Helgeson
  • Published 1999 in
    Health psychology : official journal of the…
The purpose of this study was to determine whether cognitive adaptation theory (i.e., cognitively responding to challenges to world assumptions) would predict positive adjustment to heart disease in the face of a recurrent event. Men and women who were treated for a coronary event with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (N = 278) were interviewed in the hospital and then 6 months later. Indicators of cognitive adaptation theory (self-esteem, optimism, mastery) and adjustment were… CONTINUE READING