Journal article

Enhanced psychological care in cardiac rehabilitation services for patients with new-onset depression: the CADENCE feasibility study and pilot RCT

Suzanne H Richards, John L Campbell, Christopher Dickens, Rob Anderson, Manish Gandhi, Andy Gibson, David Kessler, Luke Knight, Willem Kuyken, David A Richards, Rod S Taylor, Katrina Turner, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Antoinette Davey, Fiona C Warren, Rachel E Winder, Christine A Wright

HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT | NIHR JOURNALS LIBRARY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Around 19% of people screened by UK cardiac rehabilitation programmes report having moderate or severe symptoms of depression. These individuals are at an increased risk of cardiac mortality and morbidity, reduced quality of life and increased use of health resources compared with their non-depressed counterparts. Maximising psychological health is a goal of cardiac rehabilitation, but psychological care is patchy. OBJECTIVE(S): To examine the feasibility and acceptability of embedding enhanced psychological care (EPC) within cardiac rehabilitation, we tested the feasibility of developing/implementing EPC and documented the key uncertainties associated with undertaking a definiti..

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