Depressive symptoms and poor social support have a synergistic effect on event-free survival in patients with heart failure.

@article{Chung2011DepressiveSA,
  title={Depressive symptoms and poor social support have a synergistic effect on event-free survival in patients with heart failure.},
  author={Misook Lee Chung and Terry A. Lennie and Rebecca L. Dekker and Jia-Rong Wu and Debra Kay Moser},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          492-501
        }
}
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms and poor social support are predictors of increased morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF). However, the combined contribution of depressive symptoms and social support event-free survival of patients with HF has not been examined. OBJECTIVE To compare event-free survival in 4 groups of patients with HF stratified by depressive symptoms and perceived social support (PSS). METHOD A total of 220 patients completed the Beck Depression… CONTINUE READING

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