Table 2

 Health status at 12 months after MI in patients with and without post-MI depression

No post-MI depression (n = 315)Post-MI depression (n = 106)t2dfp Value
Data are mean (SD) or percentage.
Health related QoL
Physical functioning73.53 (24.77)61.7 (26.62)4.06398<0.001
Social functioning86.43 (19.46)65.12 (24.06)9.13417<0.001
Role limitations-physical72.91 (38.98)37.38 (42.34)7.90414<0.001
Role limitations-emotional83.60 (32.91)48.57 (44.58)8.58416<0.001
General health66.02 (19.91)50.10 (19.51)6.89400<0.001
Pain88.54 (18.21)76.99 (21.27)5.40417<0.001
Cardiac related complaints
Somatic complaints17.56 (5.98)25.19 (8.35)−9.86391<0.001
Palpitations30.6%54.7%19.891<0.001
Angina31.1%55.7%20.441<0.001
Dyspnoea42.9%63.2%13.161<0.001
Fatigue25.1%54.7%31.741<0.001
Disability
Complete disability10.6%30.8%23.711<0.001
Partial disability12.0%35.3%28.271<0.001