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Psychosocial factors during the first year after a coronary heart disease event in cases and referents: Secondary Prevention in Uppsala Primary Health Care Project (SUPRIM)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.
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2007 (English)In: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, ISSN 1471-2261, E-ISSN 1471-2261, Vol. 7, 36- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: A large number of studies have reported on the psychosocial risk factor pattern prior to coronary heart disease events, but few have investigated the situation during the first year after an event, and none has been controlled. We therefore performed a case-referent study in which the prevalence of a number of psychosocial factors was evaluated. METHODS: Three hundred and forty-six coronary heart disease male and female cases no more than 75 years of age, discharged from hospital within the past 12 months, and 1038 referents from the general population, matched to the cases by age, sex and place of living, received a postal questionnaire in which information on lifestyle, psychosocial and quality of life measures were sought. RESULTS: The cases were, as expected, on sick leave to a larger extent than the referents, reported poorer fitness, poorer perceived health, fewer leisure time activities, but unexpectedly reported better social support, and more optimistic views of the future than the referents. There were no significant case-referent differences in everyday life stress, stressful life events, vital exhaustion, depressive mood, coping or life orientation test. However, women reported less favourable situations than men regarding stressful life events affecting others, vital exhaustion, depressive mood, coping, self-esteem, sleep, and symptom reporting, and female cases reported the most unfavourable situation of all groups. CONCLUSION: In this first controlled study of the situation during the first year after a CHD event disease and gender status both appeared to be determinants of psychological well-being, with gender status apparently the strongest. This may have implications for cardiac rehabilitation programmes.

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2007. Vol. 7, 36- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13892DOI: 10.1186/1471-2261-7-36PubMedID: 18031575OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13892DiVA: diva2:41662
Available from: 2008-01-28 Created: 2008-01-28 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
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1. Studies of Secondary Prevention after Coronary Heart Disease with Special Reference to Determinants of Recurrent Event Rate
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Objectives. The first aim was to examine the effects of secondary prevention with a focus on determinants in the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD). The second aim was to analyse the effects of a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) intervention on the risk of recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to investigate the psychosocial situation of CHD patients.

Material and methods. Papers I and II were based on the Swedish Acute Myocardial Infarction Statistics Register, 1969 to 2001: 775,901 events in 589,341 subjects. Papers III and IV were based on The Secondary Prevention in Uppsala Primary Care project (SUPRIM), a randomized controlled clinical trial in 362 CHD patients.

Results. The risk of a recurrent acute myocardial infarction (AMI) event was highly dependent on time from the previous event, with the greatest risk immediately after an AMI event. In addition, sex, age, and AMI number influenced the general risk level. Furthermore, there has been a major decline in recurrence risk over 30 years, and there were considerable geographical differences in risk, best explained by residential area population density, with a high recurrent AMI risk in areas with the lowest and the highest population densities, and the lowest risk in areas with moderate population density. Disease status and sex were determinants of psychological well-being the first year after a CHD event. Sex seemed to be the stronger determinant. The CBT intervention focused on stress management during one year in patients with CHD.  There was significantly improved outcome in the intervention group on recurrent CVD and recurrent AMI during a 9 year follow up. A dose-response relationship was demonstrated between attendance rate at intervention group meetings and outcome, the higher the attendance rate the better the outcome.

Conclusions. The risk of a recurrent AMI event was dependent on time from the previous event, with major improvement seen in recent decades. Regional differences were best explained by population density. Female CHD patients were at high risk concerning well-being after a coronary event, which deserves special attention. The CBT intervention for CHD patients improved outcomes concerning the risk of recurrent CVD and AMI events.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2009. 86 p.
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Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 472
Keyword
Coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, epidemiology, population, prevention, recurrence, psychosocial factors, social support, gender, regional variation, co-morbidity
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Family Medicine
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Family Medicine
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107347 (URN)978-91-554-7577-2 (ISBN)
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2009-09-18, Enghoffsalen, ingång 50, Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-08-28 Created: 2009-08-06 Last updated: 2009-08-28Bibliographically approved

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