The population of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing due to advancements in cardiology and cardiac surgery. Many patients face medical complications and psychosocial difficulties; however, it is not yet clear whether there is a direct relationship between medical status and the psychological functioning of these patients. This systematic review of the relevant literature is an attempt to: provide a comparison between the population of adults with congenital heart disease, the healthy reference population and similar cardiac populations when it comes to psychological functioning; explore the relationship between medical status/cardiac condition and psychological functioning; and identify the predictors of psychological distress in this population.

Update on psychological functioning in adults with congenital heart disease: A systematic review / E. Callus, E. Quadri, C. Ricci, C. Passerini, A. Tovo, G. Pelissero, M. Chessa. - In: EXPERT REVIEW OF CARDIOVASCULAR THERAPY. - ISSN 1477-9072. - 11:6(2013), pp. 785-791. [10.1586/erc.13.9]

Update on psychological functioning in adults with congenital heart disease: A systematic review

E. Callus
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C. Ricci;M. Chessa
2013

Abstract

The population of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing due to advancements in cardiology and cardiac surgery. Many patients face medical complications and psychosocial difficulties; however, it is not yet clear whether there is a direct relationship between medical status and the psychological functioning of these patients. This systematic review of the relevant literature is an attempt to: provide a comparison between the population of adults with congenital heart disease, the healthy reference population and similar cardiac populations when it comes to psychological functioning; explore the relationship between medical status/cardiac condition and psychological functioning; and identify the predictors of psychological distress in this population.
adaptation; adjustment; anxiety; congenital heart disease; depression; emotional; hostility; mental health; neuroticism; psychological distress; psychopathology; self-appraisal; Adult; Age Factors; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Health Status; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; Stress, Psychological; Internal Medicine; Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
2013
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