Influence of Depression and Hostility on Exercise Tolerance and Improvement in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease.

@article{Shen2017InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of Depression and Hostility on Exercise Tolerance and Improvement in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease.},
  author={Biing-Jiun Shen and Jen-Tzer Gau},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={312-320}
}
PURPOSE Although hostility and depression have been linked to higher cardiac risk and poor prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), there is a lack of research that studies how they may influence the short-term outcomes among patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This study aimed to investigate the influence of hostility and depression on patients' exercise tolerance and improvement trajectory in a CR program over 6 weeks. METHOD Participants were 142 patients… CONTINUE READING

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