Increased psychosocial stress in Greek-born immigrants compared to Anglo-Australians with coronary heart disease: the healthy heart, healthy mind study

Litza Anthoula Kiropoulos, Ian T Meredith, Andrew Maxwell Tonkin, David Murray Clarke, Paul Antonis, Julie C Plunkett

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OBJECTIVE: To compare measures of depression and anxiety, physical health status, quality of life, and social support in Greek-born and Anglo-Australian outpatients with coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 61 Greek-born immigrants and 62 Anglo-Australian outpatients with CHD recruited between 2009 and 2011 was undertaken. We administered the Beck Depression Inventory-2 and the Cardiac Depression Scale, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, the SF-12, the World Health Organisation Quality of Life (brief version), and the Perceived Social Support Scale and Social Enriched Social Support Instrument. RESULTS: Compared to Anglo-Australians, the Greek-born immigrants had higher depression and anxiety scores, lower reported physical health status, lower perceived social support and lower quality of life on the physical, psychological and environmental health subdomains (p values
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794 - 802
Number of pages9
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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