Predictive Factors of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify the predictive factors of anxiety and depression in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

METHODS:

Cross-sectional and retrospective study conducted with 120 patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome. Factors interfering with anxiety and depression were assessed.

RESULTS:

Anxiety was related to sex, stress, years of education, and depression, while depression was related to sex, diabetes mellitus, obesity, years of education, and trait-anxiety.

CONCLUSIONS:

Obesity and anxiety were considered predictive factors for depression, while depression and fewer years of education were considered predictive factors for anxiety.

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