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Psychological distress and medication use for secondary prevention of cardiovascular events: Evidence from a large-scale population-based cohort study

Welsh, Jennifer; Paige, Ellie; Banks, Emily; Joshy, Grace; Brieger, David; Korda, Rosemary


Objective Cardiac patients with psychological distress have a poorer prognosis than patients without distress, potentially reflecting differences in preventive care. We aimed to examine distress-related variation in guideline-recommended medication use for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Methods Baseline questionnaire data from the 45 and Up Study (collected 2006–2009) were linked to hospitalisation, pharmaceutical dispensing and death records (to exclude those who...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109748
Access Rights: Open Access


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