Negative thoughts in adults with congenital heart disease.

  title={Negative thoughts in adults with congenital heart disease.},
  author={S. Rietveld and Barbara J M Mulder and Ilja van Beest and Wies Lubbers and Pier J. M. Prins and Sabine Vioen and Floor Bennebroek-Evererz and Annelies M. Vos and Gerie Casteelen and Petra A. Karsdorp},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={86 1},
BACKGROUND Many patients with congenital heart disease have persistent cardiac defects, psychosocial adjustment problems, and a poor quality of life. This study tested the relationship between negative thoughts and adaptation to congenital heart disease. METHODS Eighty-two adult out-Patients with congenital heart disease were divided on the basis of few, moderate or many negative thoughts. Group differences were tested in medical and psychosocial adjustment variables (including negative… CONTINUE READING

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