Journal article

Cognitive-Personality Style as Vulnerability to Depression in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: Roles of Sociotropy and Autonomy

Lesley Stafford, Henry J Jackson, Michael Berk

PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the cognitive-personality styles of sociotropy and autonomy and their component subscales are useful for explaining depressogenic vulnerability in a population of individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD) and to better understand the psychosocial etiology of depression in CAD. Depression occurs commonly in patients with CAD and is associated with substantial disability. METHOD: A prospective study of 193 recently hospitalized CAD patients was conducted. Data were collected from medical records and by self-report at 3 (Time 1, T1) and 9 (Time 2, T2) months post discharge. The association between cognitive-personality styles and depression was tested in h..

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