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Epidemiology and preventive medicine: Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease
e0283 Research on the relationship of anxiety symptoms to the quality of life in patients with acute coronary syndrome
  1. Liu Guanghui1,
  2. Ma Wenlin2,
  3. Wu Xianzheng3,
  4. Zhu Chenting3,
  5. Pan Juping3,
  6. Guo Gang3,
  7. Hu Dayi4
  1. 1Emergency Internal Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University
  3. 3Emergency Internal Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University
  4. 4Heart Center Peking University Peoples Hospital


Objective Anxiety is thought to be a common symptom in patient s who suffer from acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study aims to present a general data about the anxiety symptoms in Chinese ACS patients, and evaluate the impact of anxiety symptoms on their quality of life (QOL).

Method We enrolled 454 Chinese patient s with ACS from ShangHai, whose baseline data were obtained within 1 week after hospital admission. The subscale of Chinese version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-A) and SF-36 were used to assess anxiety and their QOL, respectively. All the participant s were divided into 2 main groups: HADa ≥6 (n=247) and HADa 0.05). The participants from non-anxiety group had a better QOL than anxiety group (p<0.01). And anxiety was negatively associated with the QOL (p<0.01). Logistic regression analysis didn't suggest inflammatory factor is an important risk factor for anxiety of ACS patients.

Conclusion The study confirmed the western notion that anxiety is a common psychosocial problem, which also applies to Chinese patient s diagnosed with ACS. Anxious ACS patients have rather worse quality of life.

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • anxiety
  • epidemiology

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