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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Type D personality and illness perceptions in myocardial infarction patients
Author(s): Williams, Lynn
O'Connor, Rory
Grubb, Neil R
O'Carroll, Ronan
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Keywords: Illness Perceptions
Myocardial Infarction
Type D Personality
Cardiovascular system Diseases Psychosomatic aspects
Cardiovascular Diseases psychology
Mental Disorders psychology
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Date Deposited: 10-Nov-2010
Citation: Williams L, O'Connor R, Grubb NR & O'Carroll R (2011) Type D personality and illness perceptions in myocardial infarction patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 70 (2), pp. 141-144.;
Abstract: Objectives: To determine the relationship between Type D personality (the tendency to experience negative emotions and to be socially inhibited) and illness beliefs in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Methods: One hundred and ninety two MI patients participated. Patients were assessed on demographic variables and completed the Type D Scale (DS14) and Brief illness perceptions questionnaire (BIPQ) one week post-MI. Results: MANOVA revealed that Type D patients were significantly different from non-Type D patients on every illness perception dimension. Type D patients believe that their illness has significantly more serious consequences (p
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.07.015
Rights: Published in Journal of Psychosomatic Research by Elsevier.

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