Emotional distress, positive affect, and mortality in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

@article{Broek2013EmotionalDP,
  title={Emotional distress, positive affect, and mortality in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.},
  author={Krista C. van den Broek and Fetene B. Tekle and Mirela Habibovi{\'c} and Marco W Alings and Pepijn H. van der Voort and Johan Denollet},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={165 2},
  pages={327-32}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the relationship between emotional distress and mortality in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Our aim was to examine the predictive value of general negative and positive affect, and depressive symptoms (including its components somatic symptoms and cognitive-affective symptoms) for mortality. METHODS ICD patients (N=591, 81% male, mean age=62.7 ± 10.1 years) completed the Global Mood Scale to measure the independent dimensions… CONTINUE READING

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