The effects of depressive symptoms and anxiety on quality of life in patients with heart failure and their spouses: testing dyadic dynamics using Actor-Partner Interdependence Model.

@article{Chung2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of depressive symptoms and anxiety on quality of life in patients with heart failure and their spouses: testing dyadic dynamics using Actor-Partner Interdependence Model.},
  author={Misook Lee Chung and Debra Kay Moser and Terry A. Lennie and Mary Kay Rayens},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms and anxiety are common in heart failure patients as well as their spousal caregivers. However, it is not known whether their emotional distress contributes to their partner's quality of life (QoL). This study examined the effect of patients' and partners' depressive symptoms and anxiety on QoL in patient-spouse dyads using an innovative dyadic analysis technique, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM). METHOD A total of 58 dyads (patient: 43% in males… CONTINUE READING
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