The role of social support in health status and depressive symptoms after acute myocardial infarction: evidence for a stronger relationship among women.

@article{LeifheitLimson2010TheRO,
  title={The role of social support in health status and depressive symptoms after acute myocardial infarction: evidence for a stronger relationship among women.},
  author={Erica C. Leifheit-Limson and Kimberly J. Reid and Stanislav V. Kasl and Haiqun Lin and Philip M. Jones and Donna M. Buchanan and Susmita Parashar and Pamela N. Peterson and John A Spertus and Judith H. Lichtman},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={143-50}
}
BACKGROUND Prior studies have associated low social support (SS) with increased rehospitalization and mortality after acute myocardial infarction. However, relatively little is known about whether similar patterns exist for other outcomes, such as health status and depressive symptoms, and whether these patterns vary by sex. METHODS AND RESULTS Using data… CONTINUE READING