Social Support and Depression After Cardiac Surgery in Elderly Patients.

@article{Oxman1994SocialSA,
  title={Social Support and Depression After Cardiac Surgery in Elderly Patients.},
  author={ThomasE. Oxman and Daniel H. Freeman and Eric D Manheimer and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se A. Stukel},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          309-323
        }
}
Two methods of measuring social support components were compared for their ability to predict depression 6 months after cardiac surgery in older patients (N = 155). Multiple regression models were used to compare summary support measures with subtype measures. A personality inventory was also included to rule out the possibility that significant findings about relationships of depression and social support were due primarily to personality dimensions. In the summary model, only the number of… CONTINUE READING
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