Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients
Department of Pediatrics; Department of Psychiatry; Center for Health Policy and Research
Acute Coronary Syndrome; Adaptation, Psychological; Age Factors; Anxiety; Cognitive Therapy; Depression; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Psychological; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales; Sex Factors
Pediatrics | Psychiatry
OBJECTIVES: To describe change in subgroups characterized by patterns of depression, anxiety, and functional impairment; examine treatment effects on subgroup membership; examine effects of sex and age on subgroup membership.
METHODS: Latent class models were used to meet the first 2 objectives using 79 patients with depression/anxiety. Generalized estimating equations were used to meet the third objective.
RESULTS: Three subgroups characterized by different combinations of psychiatric disorders and functioning were identified. Patients who received treatment were more likely to transition to a less impaired subgroup.
CONCLUSIONS: Unique information about holistic treatment effects can be gained when multiple outcomes are considered simultaneously.
DOI of Published Version
Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jan;36(1):20-30. doi:10.5993/AJHB.36.1.3
American journal of health behavior
Tisminetzky M, Bray BC, Miozzo R, Aupont O, McLaughlin TJ. (2012). Classes of depression, anxiety, and functioning in acute coronary syndrome patients. Clinical Research and National Children's Study. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.36.1.3. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/peds_research/8