The long term effects of stress management among post-myocardial infarction patients

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1983

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This study attempted to identify the effects, if any, of participation in a stress management treatment program among male post-MI patients at six month follow-up. Psychological variables measured included state anxiety, locus of control, active coping style, depression, and Type 'A' behavior. The sample (N=31) for the present study included post-MI males who had participated in either a patient education control group (n=14) or a stress management treatment group (n=17) while hospitalized six months prior to follow-up. The original sample consisted of 40 patients. However, due to various reasons nine patients were not able to participate in the current study. [...]

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Stress (Psychology), Myocardial infarction--Complications

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