Journal article

Psychological Interventions for Coronary Heart Disease: Cochrane Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Ben Whalley, David R Thompson, Rod S Taylor

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are common in cardiac patients, and psychological interventions may also be used as part of general cardiac rehabilitation programs. PURPOSE: This study aims to estimate effects of psychological interventions on mortality and psychological symptoms in this group, updating an existing Cochrane Review. METHOD: Systematic review and meta-regression analyses of randomized trials evaluating a psychological treatment delivered by trained staff to patients with a diagnosed cardiac disease, with a follow-up of at least 6 months, were used. RESULTS: There was no strong evidence that psychological intervention reduced total deaths, risk of revascularization, or non-f..

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