Acta Med Port 2017 May 31;30(5):373-380. Epub 2017 May 31.
Microenvironments for New Therapies Group. Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde. University of Porto. Porto. Portugal. Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health. Faculty of Medicine. University of Porto. Porto. Portugal.
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Br J Health Psychol 2016 09 25;21(3):694-711. Epub 2016 May 25.
Cardiology Department, University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.
Objectives: To investigate the relationship between Type D (distressed) personality and cardiac biomarkers of disease severity in patients with acute coronary syndrome. To identify potential mechanisms behind the effect of Type D personality on cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Design: Cross-sectional. Read More
Int J Psychiatry Med 2012 ;44(2):119-32
University Magna Gracia of Catanzaro, Italy.
Objective: Affective symptoms have adverse effects in hospital and long-term cardiac outcomes of post Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients. This study aims to identify personality traits and maladaptive coping strategies that could predict affective symptoms in early post-ACS patients.
Methods: Seventy patients undergoing revascularization procedures were examined within a week after their admission by means of the Hospital Anxiety-Depression Scale. Read More
Scand J Psychol 2015 Dec 3;56(6):685-92. Epub 2015 Sep 3.
Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry Unit, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
It has been suggested that Type D Personality is a risk factor for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the DS14 has been developed for its assessment. However, some of the items on the DS14 seem to evaluate depressive symptoms rather than personality features. Therefore, the present study aims to verify whether an overlap exists between the constructs of Type D Personality and depression. Read More
PLoS One 2016 2;11(9):e0161840. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
Department of Psychology, University of Milan "Bicocca", Milan, Italy.
Many studies have focused on Type A and Type D personality types in the context of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), but nothing is known about how these personality types combine to create new profiles. The present study aimed to develop a typology of Type A and Type D personality in two groups of patients affected by and at risk for coronary disease. The study involved 711 patients: 51. Read More