Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: implications for secondary prevention

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dc.contributor.author Digiacomo, Michelle en_US
dc.contributor.author Davidson, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.author Vanderpluym, Anita en_US
dc.contributor.author Snell, Rose en_US
dc.contributor.author Worrall-Carter, Linda en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T06:09:51Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2010004282 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Digiacomo Michelle et al. 2007, 'Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: implications for secondary prevention', Elsevier Australia, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 69-76. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1036-7314 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17155
dc.description.abstract Objective To document incidence of depression, anxiety, and stress in women more than 6 months following an acute coronary syndrome. Design Participants were identified from a coronary care unit database. The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21 (DASS 21) was sent to potential participants via postal survey. Setting A metropolitan teaching hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Participants The cohort of women was aged between 55 and 70 years. They had been admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) between 6 and 14 months prior to participating in this study. Main outcome measures Scores on Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS 21). Results Of the 117 posted questionnaires, 39 women with a mean age of 63 (S.D. 4.97) responded to the survey, representing a response rate of 33.3%. Most participants scored within normal levels of depression (66.7%), anxiety (60.5%), and stress (70.3%), however, mild to extremely severe levels of each construct (33.4%, 39.6%, and 29.7%, respectively) were found. Conclusions The reporting of elevated levels of depression, anxiety and stress in a subset of women more than 6 months following an ACS event underscores the importance of ongoing screening for risk factors impacting on psychological well-being and the inclusion of this information in education and counseling strategies in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Based on these pilot data, consideration of a screening system in the immediate post discharge period for women at risk and an education or support service are recommended. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Australia en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Australian Critical Care. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Australian Critical Care, [Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2007, Pages 69–76] DOI#” http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2007.03.002 en_US
dc.title Depression, anxiety and stress in women following acute coronary syndrome: implications for secondary prevention en_US
dc.parent Australian Critical Care en_US
dc.journal.volume 20 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 69 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 76 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.personcode 0000069428 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords ACS; CHD; Women en_US


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