Psychosocial interventions for patients with coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis.

  title={Psychosocial interventions for patients with coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={W. Linden and C. Stossel and J. Maurice},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={156 7},
  • W. Linden, C. Stossel, J. Maurice
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Archives of internal medicine
  • BACKGROUND Narrative review strategies and meta-analyses have shown that drug treatment and exercise rehabilitation regimens can reduce psychological distress and postmyocardial infarction mortality and recurrence. OBJECTIVE To question whether the addition of psychosocial interventions improves the outcome of a standard rehabilitation regimen for patients with coronary artery disease. METHODS We performed a statistical meta-analysis of 23 randomized controlled trials that evaluated the… CONTINUE READING
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