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The relationship between coping styles and psychological adaptation in the recovery process: patients with coronary heart disease

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Author(s): Besharat M.A. | Pourang P | Sadeghpour Tabaee A

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 66;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 573;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Coping style | Stress | coronary heart disease | psychologic | well-being | distress

ABSTRACT
"nBackground: The relationship between coping styles and psychological adaptation during the recovery process was investigated in a sample of coronary heart disease (CHD) patients. "nMethods: One hundred and fifty patients from Shahid Rajaee Heart Center, Tehran, Iran, were included in this study at intake and forty five patients (27 men, 18 women) participated in the follow-up study. All participants were asked to complete the Tehran Coping Styles Scale (TCSS) and Mental Health Inventory (MHI). The Recovery Process Questionnaire (RPQ) was completed using each patient's medical file and clinical examinations by cardiologists. Styles of coping with stress were categorized as problem-focused, positive emotional-focused and negative emotional-focused. Psychological adaptation included psychological well-being and psychological distress. "nResults: Objective recovery status showed no significant correlation with either coping styles or psychological adaptation. Perceived recovery revealed a significant positive association with negative emotional-focused coping (p
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