Does it matter what patients think? The relationship between changes in patients' beliefs about angina and their psychological and functional status

Furze, G., Lewin, R. J. P., Murberg, T., Bull, P. and Thompson, D. R. (2005) Does it matter what patients think? The relationship between changes in patients' beliefs about angina and their psychological and functional status. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 59 5: 323-329.


Author Furze, G.
Lewin, R. J. P.
Murberg, T.
Bull, P.
Thompson, D. R.
Title Does it matter what patients think? The relationship between changes in patients' beliefs about angina and their psychological and functional status
Journal name Journal of Psychosomatic Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3999
1879-1360
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.06.071
Volume 59
Issue 5
Start page 323
End page 329
Total pages 7
Editor C. M. Shapiro
F. Creed
Place of publication Cambridge, MA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
Formatted abstract Objective

The aim of this study is to examine the association between changes in misconceived or maladaptive beliefs about angina and patients' functional and psychological status.

Method

The method used was a prospective follow-up study over 1 year of 133 people with angina.

Results

Beliefs about angina were significantly associated with functional and psychological status. People with more misconceived or maladaptive beliefs were more anxious and physically limited than were people with fewer such beliefs, with differences in physical functioning that were clinically significant. Change in angina beliefs over 1 year was the most significant predictor for physical functioning at follow-up, after controlling for the effects of demographic variables and the outcome variable at baseline, whereas change in the frequency of angina did not contribute significantly to this model.

Conclusion

Misconceived and maladaptive beliefs about angina are associated with reductions in both functional and psychological status. These beliefs are easily and quickly identified using a simple questionnaire and should be corrected.
Keyword Misconceptions
Beliefs
Angina
Physical limitations
Psychological status
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

 
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