Is coping style linked to emotional states in heart failure patients?

@article{Doering2004IsCS,
  title={Is coping style linked to emotional states in heart failure patients?},
  author={Lynn V. Doering and Kathleen A Dracup and Mary A. Caldwell and Debra Kay Moser and Virginia S Erickson and Gregg C Fonarow and Michele A. Hamilton},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={344-9}
}
BACKGROUND Negative emotional states such as anxiety and depression are associated with increased mortality and morbidity in cardiac patients. Clinicians who counsel patients with heart disease often focus on enhancing coping skills to reduce negative emotions. METHODS To identify the relationship between 3 coping styles (active behavioral, active cognitive, and avoidance) and emotional states, we studied 84 advanced heart failure patients and used the Dealing with Illness-R Checklist to… CONTINUE READING