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Article: Patients want to know about the ‘cardiac blues’

TitlePatients want to know about the ‘cardiac blues’
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners. The Journal's web site is located at http://afp.racgp.org.au/
Citation
Australian Family Physician, 2015, v. 44 n. 11, p. 826-832 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground Much attention has been given to identifying and supporting the minority of patients who develop severe clinical depression after a cardiac event. However, relatively little has been given to supporting the many patients who experience transient but significant emotional disturbance that we term the ‘cardiac blues’. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate patients’ preferences regarding information provision about cardiac blues. Methods One hundred and sixty consecutive cardiac patients admitted to two Victorian hospitals in Australia were interviewed three times over six months. They were asked about emotional issues, including information provision preferences. Results Four out of five (81%) patients would like to have received information about the cardiac blues, but only a minority received this information. Conclusion Most patients want to know about cardiac blues. The development and evaluation of resources for health professionals and patients to support recovery through cardiac blues appears warranted.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/219308
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.759
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.364

 

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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, BM-
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, RO-
dc.contributor.authorJackson, AC-
dc.contributor.authorEdington, J-
dc.contributor.authorJackson, AC-
dc.contributor.authorWorcester, MU-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T07:21:27Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-18T07:21:27Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Family Physician, 2015, v. 44 n. 11, p. 826-832-
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/219308-
dc.description.abstractBackground Much attention has been given to identifying and supporting the minority of patients who develop severe clinical depression after a cardiac event. However, relatively little has been given to supporting the many patients who experience transient but significant emotional disturbance that we term the ‘cardiac blues’. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate patients’ preferences regarding information provision about cardiac blues. Methods One hundred and sixty consecutive cardiac patients admitted to two Victorian hospitals in Australia were interviewed three times over six months. They were asked about emotional issues, including information provision preferences. Results Four out of five (81%) patients would like to have received information about the cardiac blues, but only a minority received this information. Conclusion Most patients want to know about cardiac blues. The development and evaluation of resources for health professionals and patients to support recovery through cardiac blues appears warranted.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitioners. The Journal's web site is located at http://afp.racgp.org.au/-
dc.relation.ispartofAustralian Family Physician-
dc.titlePatients want to know about the ‘cardiac blues’-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.hkuros253797-
dc.identifier.volume44-
dc.identifier.issue11-
dc.identifier.spage826-
dc.identifier.epage832-
dc.publisher.placeAustralia-

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