Validating the Type D personality construct in Chinese patients with coronary heart disease.

@article{Yu2010ValidatingTT,
  title={Validating the Type D personality construct in Chinese patients with coronary heart disease.},
  author={Doris Sau-Fung Yu and David R Thompson and Cheuk Man Yu and Susanne S Pedersen and Johan Denollet},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={
          111-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Type D personality predicts poor prognosis in coronary heart disease (CHD) but little is known about Type D in non-Western cultures. We examined the (a) validity of the Type D construct and its assessment with the DS14 scale in the Chinese culture, (b) prevalence of Type D, and (c) gender vs. Type D discrepancies in depression/anxiety, among Chinese patients with CHD. METHOD Patients with CHD (N=326) completed the Chinese version of the DS14. The NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI… CONTINUE READING

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