Dan Malm's research while affiliated with Jönköping University and other places

Publications (3)

Article
Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TSCM) has detrimental effects on both physical and psychological health of sufferers. However, little is known whether TSCM also affects sexual functioning in female patients. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate psychological distress (depression and anxiety), health-related quality of life, and se...
Article
Background Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are required to take a complex regimen of medications for extended periods, and they may have negative outcomes because they struggle to adhere to this regimen. Designing effective interventions to promote medication adherence in this patient group is therefore important. Ob...

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... In line with this observation, some studies report that patients with TS often have more illness-related anxiety or depression, use more antidepressants, and have decreasing health-related quality of life over time compared with healthy controls or patients with other cardiovascular diseases. 18,20,41,47 The adverse changes in psychological well-being brought about by some MHDs may result in heightened emotional stress that may trigger TS. 4 However, the underlying mechanisms for this association are largely speculative. Some of the proposed mechanisms for the link between MHD and TS include psycho-neuro-endocrinological activation of the autonomic nervous system, inflammatory cytokines influencing an increase in sympathetic activity at the ventricular myocardium, the influence of elevated circulating micro-RNAs (miR-16 and miR-26a) on cardiomyocyte contractility after adrenaline challenge, and pharmacotherapy for MHD acting as potential triggers for TS. ...
... Given our assumptions, the results suggested a 10% increase in adherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs in the intervention group, but a difference ranging from 1 to 20% was also compatible with our data. This is in [33,60,61] and occasionally more [62,63] in their respective refill adherence measure. In our study, although the intervention patients were more adherent to cholesterol-lowering drugs, they did not reach the treatment target more often than control patients. ...