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dc.contributor.authorHEVEY, DAVIDen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T14:43:21Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T14:43:21Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationHevey, D., & Wilczkiewicz, E., & Horgan,J.H, Changes in lanuguage use mediate expressive writings obenefirs on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) following Myocardial Infarction, Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, 2, 1, 2014, 1053 - 1066en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/75540
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe present study assessed linguistic mediators on the effects of expressive writing on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), depression and anxiety following myocardial infarction (MI). One hundred and twenty-one cardiac patients were randomised (expressive writing = 61; control = 60), 98 (expressive writing = 47; control = 51) provided pre- and post-data, with 89 (expressive writing = 43; control = 46) completing the three-month follow-up. The expressive writing group wrote (20 mins/day for three consecutive days) about their thoughts and feelings regarding their MI, and the control group wrote (20 mins/day for three consecutive days) about daily events that occurred during the year prior to the MI. The outcome measures of depression, anxiety and HRQOL were completed pre-randomisation, post-intervention and three months post-intervention; the mediating variables assessed were changes in (a) positive emotion words, (b) negative emotion words and (c) cognitive-processing words. Three months post-intervention, the expressive writing group had significantly higher HRQOL. The positive effects of expressive writing were significantly associated with increases in both positive emotion words and cognitive-processing words across the three days of expressive writing. Expressive writing is a beneficial intervention that may enhance HRQOL among cardiac patients.en
dc.format.extent1053en
dc.format.extent1066en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHealth Psychology and Behavioural Medicineen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2en
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
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dc.subjecthealth-related quality of lifeen
dc.titleChanges in lanuguage use mediate expressive writings obenefirs on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) following Myocardial Infarctionen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
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dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/heveydten
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