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Patients want to know about the 'cardiac blues'

Murphy, Barbara M., Higgins, Rosemary O., Jackson, Alun C., Edington, John, Jackson, Anthony and Worcester, Marian U. 2015, Patients want to know about the 'cardiac blues', Australian family physician, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 826-832.

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Title Patients want to know about the 'cardiac blues'
Author(s) Murphy, Barbara M.
Higgins, Rosemary O.
Jackson, Alun C.
Edington, John
Jackson, Anthony
Worcester, Marian U.
Journal name Australian family physician
Volume number 44
Issue number 11
Start page 826
End page 832
Total pages 7
Publisher Royal Australian College of General
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0300-8495
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Primary Health Care
Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE
MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION
DEPRESSION SCALE
HOSPITAL ANXIETY
SURGERY
ASSOCIATION
MORTALITY
OUTCOMES
EVENT
CARE
Summary BACKGROUND: Much attention has been given to identifying and supporting the minority of patients who develop severe clinical depression after a cardiac event. However, relatively little has been given to supporting the many patients who experience transient but significant emotional disturbance that we term the 'cardiac blues'. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate patients' preferences regarding information provision about cardiac blues. METHODS: One hundred and sixty consecutive cardiac patients admitted to two Victorian hospitals in Australia were interviewed three times over six months. They were asked about emotional issues, including information provision preferences. RESULTS: Four out of five (81%) patients would like to have received information about the cardiac blues, but only a minority received this information. CONCLUSION: Most patients want to know about cardiac blues. The development and evaluation of resources for health professionals and patients to support recovery through cardiac blues appears warranted.
Language eng
Field of Research 1117 Public Health And Health Services
1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Royal Australian College of General
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080996

Document type: Journal Article
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