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Type D personality and illness perceptions in myocardial infarction patients

Williams L, O'Connor R, Grubb NR & O'Carroll R (2011) Type D personality and illness perceptions in myocardial infarction patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 70 (2), pp. 141-144.;

Objectives: To determine the relationship between Type D personality (the tendency to experience negative emotions and to be socially inhibited) and illness beliefs in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Methods: One hundred and ninety two MI patients participated. Patients were assessed on demographic variables and completed the Type D Scale (DS14) and Brief illness perceptions questionnaire (BIPQ) one week post-MI. Results: MANOVA revealed that Type D patients were significantly different from non-Type D patients on every illness perception dimension. Type D patients believe that their illness has significantly more serious consequences (p

Illness Perceptions; Myocardial Infarction; Type D Personality; Cardiovascular system Diseases Psychosomatic aspects; Cardiovascular Diseases psychology; Mental Disorders psychology

Journal of Psychosomatic Research: Volume 70, Issue 2

Author(s)Williams, Lynn; O'Connor, Rory; Grubb, Neil R; O'Carroll, Ronan
Publication date28/02/2011
Publication date online14/10/2010
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