Effects of a stress management program on vital exhaustion and depression in women with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled intervention study.

@article{Koertge2008EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a stress management program on vital exhaustion and depression in women with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled intervention study.},
  author={Jenny C Koertge and Imre Janszky and Orjan Sundin and May Blom and Anastasia Georgiades and Krisztina D. L{\'a}szl{\'o} and Hassan Alinaghizadeh and Staffan Ahnve},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={263 3},
  pages={281-93}
}
OBJECTIVES Psychosocial factors, including depression and vital exhaustion (VE) are associated with adverse outcome in coronary heart disease (CHD). Women with CHD are poor responders to psychosocial treatment and knowledge regarding which treatment modality works in them is limited. This randomized controlled clinical study evaluated the effect of a 1-year stress management program, aimed at reducing symptoms of depression and VE in CHD women. DESIGN Patients were 247 women, < or =75 years… CONTINUE READING