Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSvansdottir, Erla
dc.contributor.authorKarlsson, Hrobjartur D
dc.contributor.authorGudnason, Thorarinn
dc.contributor.authorOlason, Daniel T
dc.contributor.authorThorgilsson, Hordur
dc.contributor.authorSigtryggsdottir, Unnur
dc.contributor.authorSijbrands, Eric J
dc.contributor.authorPedersen, Susanne S
dc.contributor.authorDenollet, Johan
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-16T14:20:32Z
dc.date.available2013-09-16T14:20:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-04
dc.date.submitted2013-09-16
dc.identifier.citationJ Behav Med 2012, 35(2):155-66en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1573-3521
dc.identifier.pmid21533610
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10865-011-9337-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/301613
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field.en_GB
dc.description.abstractType D personality has been associated with poor prognosis in cardiac patients. This study investigated the validity of the Type D construct in Iceland and its association with disease severity and health-related risk markers in cardiac patients. A sample of 1,452 cardiac patients completed the Type D scale (DS14), and a subgroup of 161 patients completed measurements for the five-factor model of personality, emotional control, anxiety, depression, stress and lifestyle factors. The Icelandic DS14 had good psychometric properties and its construct validity was confirmed. Prevalence of Type D was 26-29%, and assessment of Type D personality was not confounded by severity of underlying coronary artery disease. Regarding risk markers, Type D patients reported more psychopharmacological medication use and smoking, but frequency of previous mental problems was similar across groups. Type D is a valid personality construct in Iceland, and is associated with health-related risk markers, but not cardiac disease severity.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10865-011-9337-5en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10865-011-9337-5en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3305874/en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of behavioral medicineen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnxietyen_GB
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseasesen_GB
dc.subject.meshDepressionen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIcelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshModels, Psychologicalen_GB
dc.subject.meshPersonalityen_GB
dc.subject.meshPersonality Assessmenten_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen_GB
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen_GB
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Indexen_GB
dc.titleValidity of Type D personality in Iceland: association with disease severity and risk markers in cardiac patients.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases, Tilburg University, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of behavioral medicineen_GB
dc.rights.accessOpen Access - Opinn aðganguren
html.description.abstractType D personality has been associated with poor prognosis in cardiac patients. This study investigated the validity of the Type D construct in Iceland and its association with disease severity and health-related risk markers in cardiac patients. A sample of 1,452 cardiac patients completed the Type D scale (DS14), and a subgroup of 161 patients completed measurements for the five-factor model of personality, emotional control, anxiety, depression, stress and lifestyle factors. The Icelandic DS14 had good psychometric properties and its construct validity was confirmed. Prevalence of Type D was 26-29%, and assessment of Type D personality was not confounded by severity of underlying coronary artery disease. Regarding risk markers, Type D patients reported more psychopharmacological medication use and smoking, but frequency of previous mental problems was similar across groups. Type D is a valid personality construct in Iceland, and is associated with health-related risk markers, but not cardiac disease severity.


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record