Objective To observe the impact of psychological intervention on patients’ negative emotion and life quality with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
Methods 80 patients with liver cancer were chosen in our hospital from January 2007 to December 2009, and randomly divided into experimental group (40 cases) and control group (40 cases), the follow-up assessment of psychological status and life quality were performed by taking symptom self-assessment form (SCL-90), self-rating depression scale (SDS), Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), Quality of Life Scale (ARES-S), and the targeted psychological intervention relayed on the basis of the initial results of assessment and intervention results were analysed to assess the differences between the two groups.
Results The patients with liver cancer companied with early poor mental health, anxiety, depression, obviously, the life quality significantly decreased; the initial results of the assessment were SDS (56.4±8.3) points, SAS (55.6±5.2) points, SCL-90 (1.9±0.4) points, CARES-SF (25.2±15.5) points. 1 month after intervention, the psychological status and life quality of patients than in a month ago has significantly improved, the scale scores were SDS (42.1±7.5) points, SAS (42.5±5.2) points, SCL-90 (1.4±0.3)points, CARES-SF (32.5±16.7) points, the scores were significantly difference (p<0.01 or p<0.05). between before and after psychological intervention. Therefore, the psychologically negative emotions (depression, anxiety, hostility, fear) in the test group after the intervention were significantly decreased (the first two p<0.01, both of p<0.05).
Conclusion Psychological intervention can effectively relief negative emotional and psychological stress and help to improve the life quality of the patients with acute coronary syndrome.
- Acute coronary syndrome
- psychological intervention
- negative emotion
- life quality