Coping with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): the Beneficial E!ect of Videotaped Information about the Disease on Anxiety Level of CHD Patients

H. Ginting, G. Näring, ES Becker

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    Abstract

    This study investigated the impact of information about heartdisease on anxiety among patients with CHD. A group of 150patients with CHD was randomly assigned to either a controlgroup, or one of two experimental groups. The participants in theexperimental groups watched a videotape containing comprehensiveinformation about heart disease. Development of the interventionand scenario of the videotape were taken from the Myth andthe Truth about heart disease (Furze, 2007). Participants in oneexperimental group additionally had an opportunity to ask questionsto a general practitioner at the first viewing of the videotape.The participants in both of the experimental groups continued towatch the videotape at home for two weeks, once every two days.Before, right after the first viewing, and after two weeks, theparticipants completed the Heart Threat Related Word Stroop Task(HTRW Stroop), had their heart rate and their blood pressuremeasured and filled in the York Cardiac Beliefs Questionnaire(YCBQ) and the State Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Results indicatedthat right after watching the videotape with or without time forquestions and after two weeks watching the videotape, the participants’beliefs about heart disease were significantly moreadaptive (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S95-S96
    Number of pages1
    JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
    Volume19
    Issue numberSuppl. 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

    Keywords

    • CHD
    • coronary heart disease
    • information
    • videotape
    • beliefs
    • anxiety

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