Robert Allan

Robert Allan
Weill Cornell Medical College | Cornell · Division of Cardiology

PhD

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Psychosocial factors play an important role in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This observational study is primarily aimed at assessing the relationship of psychological characteristics of patients with the outcomes of different NCDs, and to assess short-term psychotherapy (STP) efficacy in the real world. Methods: One hundred and forty patients...
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Free-floating (easily aroused) hostility is a cardinal symptom of the type A behavior pattern, the first psychosocial factor scientifically linked to coronary artery disease (CAD). Anger and hostility are associated with the onset and outcome of CAD, triggering of myocardial infarction, and lowering the threshold to ventricular arrhythmia, all incr...
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Psychosocial factors, including depression, anger, and social isolation, have been associated with increased morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD), but predictors of psychosocial burden among women with CHD are poorly defined. The purpose of this study was to determine whether readily measured demographic and risk factors could...
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Group therapy with cardiac patients is a relatively new specialty. The field is supported by a substantial epidemiological and experimental literature demonstrating links between heart and mind. There are several clinical trials that have demonstrated less morbidity, improved quality of life, and, to some extent, lower mortality for patients who ha...
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Clinical trials have demonstrated that psychosocial intervention with patients who have coronary heart disease (CHD) may reduce morbidity and help patients achieve better quality of life. "Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology" explores these findings and how they can be applied to improve the prognosis for patients with CHD. This [i...
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This chapter provides an introduction to cardiac psychology. It also briefly describes each of the chapters in the book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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present highlights from the scientific literature linking [psychosocial factors such as Type A behavior pattern, anger and hostility, psychological stress, job strain, vital exhaustion, social isolation and lack of social support, depression, anxiety, and cardiac denial] with CHD [coronary heart disease], followed by conclusions about the current v...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University, 1972. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 125-129). Photocopy.

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