Depressive symptom trajectories over a 6-year period following myocardial infarction: Predictive function of cognitive appraisal and coping
AbstractThe association between distinct patterns of depression and coping variables in myocardial infarction (MI) survivors over the long-term is unclear. The study aims to evaluate depressive trajectories and their covariates, including coping and cognitive appraisal, following MI over a period of 6 years. Depressive symptoms were assessed in 200 patients a few days after the first MI, and 1 month, 6 months and 6 years later. Cognitive appraisal and coping were assessed during the first three time points. Three latent depressive trajectories were identified: chronic (high; increasing then decreasing; n = 49), rising (moderate; decreasing then increasing; n = 121) and low (low; decreasing then stabilizing; n = 30). The chronic trajectory was associated with higher negative appraisal and emotion-focused coping. The findings clarify the long-term longitudinal trajectories of post-MI depressive symptoms and their association with coping variables, revealing the unfavorable impact of negative cognition and palliative coping.
|Journal series||Journal of Behavioral Medicine, ISSN 0160-7715, e-ISSN 1573-3521, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Depression, Coping, Cognitive appraisal, Myocardial infarction, Longitudinal study, Growth mixture modeling|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.205; : 2016 = 2.5 (2) - 2016=2.734 (5)|
|Citation count*||12 (2020-09-25)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.