Hidden details in cases with palpitation complaints: Type D personality depression and anxiety
Keywords:Anxiety, Depression, Palpitation, Type D personality
Aim: In patients with complaints of palpitation and where an organic cause cannot be determined, the rate of type D personality and depression and anxiety scores are unknown. Knowing these may contribute to the understanding and treatment of the etiology of the palpitation.
Methods: Patients who applied to Cardiology Polyclinic with palpitation complaint, whose possible organic etiologies of the palpitation were excluded and those over 18 years old were included in the study. Sociodemographic data form, Type D Personality Scale, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were used in the study.
Results: Depression scores were higher in the patient group (p<0.05). When the mean distribution of anxiety scores were examined, no significant difference was found between the groups. D type personality was detected in 60% of the patient group and 22% of the control group. When the results of Spearman's correlation analysis made for the relationship between type D presence of patient and control group and age, gender, marital status, depression and anxiety scores were examined, there was a negative, weak and significant relationship between type D presence and educational status in the patient group (p<0.05). There was a strong positive correlation between type D presence and depression and anxiety scores in the patient and control group subjects (p<0.05).
Conclusions: Knowing that D Type Personality and depression which are proven to affect many cardiologic diseases are also frequent in palpitation may help better understanding and treatment of palpiatiton.
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