Association between Coping Ways with Stress and Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I in Coronary Heart Disease

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Alireza Yousefi 1 , * , Nasim Sharif 2 , Ahmad Alipour 3 , Farhad Shaghaghi 4

1 Associate Professor Department of Psychology, Qom Payame Noor University, Qom, Iran.

2 PhD of Psychology, Tehran Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Professor Department of Psychology, Tehran Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assisstant Professor Department of Psychology, Tehran Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Yousefi A, Sharif N, Alipour A, Shaghaghi F. Association between Coping Ways with Stress and Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I in Coronary Heart Disease, Hormozgan Med J. 2014 ; 18(2):e87809.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (2); e87809
Published Online: October 20, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 16, 2012
Accepted: October 20, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Coping ways with stress in coronary heart disease patients can lead to
significant changes in levels of Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I, but researchers had not
explored it empirically. So, the main objectives of this study were to identify the association
between coping ways with stress and Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I as well as, how coping
ways predict changes in concentration of cardiac Troponin I.
Methods: All CHD patients who referred to Tehran Shahid Rajaie Heart Hospital were
target population. 44 patients with CHD admitted to different parts of hospital were selected
among eligible patients. In this study, Lazarus coping ways questionnaire- and Troponin I
(BioMerieux, Marcy L’Etoil, France) kit was used.
Results: The results showed no positive and significant correlation between Emotional
Focused Coping Ways (Inefficient) and Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I and also negative and
significant correlation between Problem Focused Coping Ways (Efficient) and Cardiac
Biomarker Troponin I. Coefficient of positive re-evaluation coping way (β=-0.735) according
to the T test indicate that among 8 coping ways, only this variable with 99% confidence can
predic the changes related to Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I.
Conclusion: We concluded that an increase of application in Emotional Focused Coping
Ways (Inefficient) lead to increase in levels of Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I and increase of
application in problem focused Coping Ways (Efficient) lead to decrease in levels of Cardiac
Biomarker Troponin I.

Keywords

Stress – Troponin I - Coronary Heart Disease

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