افزایش پریشانی روحی در بیماران قلبی نوع D بدون شریک
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|34050||2007||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5784 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 63, Issue 1, July 2007, Pages 41–49
Objective The distressed (type D) personality is an emerging risk factor in coronary artery disease that has been associated with adverse prognosis, impaired health status, and emotional distress. Little is known about factors that may influence the impact of type-D personality on health outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the combined effect of type-D and not having a partner on symptoms of anxiety and depression. Methods Patients (n=554) hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction or implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation completed the 14-item type-D Scale (DS14) during hospitalization and the State–Trait Anxiety Inventory and Beck Depression Inventory at 2 months follow-up. Results Stratifying by personality and partner status showed that type-D patients without a partner had a higher risk of both anxiety [odds ratio (OR)=8.27; 95% confidence interval (CI)=2.50–27.32] and depressive symptoms (OR=6.74; 95% CI=2.19–20.76) followed by type-D patients with a partner (OR=3.73; 95% CI=2.16–6.45 and OR=3.81; 95% CI=2.08–6.99, respectively) and non-type-D patients without a partner (OR=2.04; 95% CI=1.05–3.96 and OR=3.03; 95% CI=1.46–6.31, respectively) compared to non-type-D patients with a partner, adjusting for demographic and clinical baseline characteristics, indicating a dose–response relationship. Conclusion Lack of a partner further exacerbated the risk of symptoms of anxiety and depression in the already distressed type-D patients. In clinical practice, it is important to identify type-D patients without a partner and carefully monitor them, as they may be less likely to alter health-related behaviors due to their increased levels of distress.
There is increasing emphasis on patient-centered outcomes in cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as quality of life and emotional distress . Knowledge of the determinants of these outcomes is also important in order to facilitate identification of high-risk patients in clinical practice . The distressed (type-D) personality may be an important determinant of individual differences in outcomes, as this personality disposition has been associated with an increased risk of adverse prognosis , ,  and , impaired quality of life and health status  and , exhaustion and fatigue , and a wide range of emotional distress, including anxiety , depressive symptoms  and , and posttraumatic stress disorder . Type-D has been shown to be a risk factor for adverse health outcomes across different types of CVD, including peripheral arterial disease , coronary artery disease (CAD) , chronic heart failure , arrhythmias , and heart transplantation  and . The risk associated with type-D in relation to clinical outcome is on par with established biomedical risk factors such as left ventricular dysfunction ,  and . Type-D personality is characterized by the two stable personality traits negative affectivity (the tendency to experience negative emotions across time and situations)  and social inhibition (the tendency to inhibit the expression of emotions and behaviors in social interactions to avoid disapproval by others) . The prevalence of type-D ranges from 24–34% in patients with CAD  and  and arrhythmias  to 33–53% in patients with hypertension , peripheral arterial disease , and chronic heart failure  and . Little is known about factors that may influence the impact of type-D personality on prognosis, quality of life, and emotional distress. Knowledge of these factors is important for optimizing risk stratification in clinical practice and may also point to targets for intervention. There are several pathways that may link type-D to adverse health outcomes, including physiological and behavioral pathways. As for physiological pathways, they may comprise inflammation  and , blood pressure reactivity to stress , and hyperactivity of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis, including increased levels of cortisol  and . Potential behavioral pathways comprise health-related behaviors, including failure to change risk factors, such as smoking, and poor treatment adherence  and . In addition, because type-D patients inhibit behavior in social interactions, it is likely that communication with doctors is impaired, which may also hinder effective treatment . However, to date, these potential mechanisms have not been examined in type-D patients. A potentially important behavioral factor influencing the relationship between type-D and health outcomes is social support. Since social support has been shown to buffer the effects of stress on both well-being  and cardiovascular function  and , lack of support may enhance the adverse effects of type-D personality on health outcomes, including emotional distress. By analogy, since type-D patients have been shown to have fewer social ties and to experience less social support than non-type-D patients , type-D patients who have a fulfilling relationship with a partner may be at less risk for adverse health outcomes than patients without a partner. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the combined effect of type-D personality and not having a partner on symptoms of anxiety and depression across different CVD treatment groups, that is, in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) or patients who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). An additional advantage of pooling data was to enhance the statistical power of the study, which has also been advocated by others .