Overlap and distinctiveness of psychological risk factors in patients with ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure: are we there yet?

@article{Pelle2009OverlapAD,
  title={Overlap and distinctiveness of psychological risk factors in patients with ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure: are we there yet?},
  author={Aline J. M. Pelle and Johan Denollet and Ann-Dorthe Olsen Zwisler and Susanne S Pedersen},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 1-2},
  pages={150-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Growing evidence supports the importance of psychological factors in the etiology and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, this research has been criticized due to overlap between psychological constructs. We examined whether psychological questionnaires frequently used in cardiovascular research assess distinct constructs in a mixed group of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. METHODS 565 patients with CHF (n=118) or IHD (n=447… CONTINUE READING

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