Gender differences in self-esteem in Chinese acute coronary syndrome patients
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香港中文大學研究人員
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摘要Objective: Self-esteem is an intrinsic psychological domain to recovery following an acute coronary event. However, little research has explored gender differences in self-esteem in the recovery of cardiac patients. The current investigation sought to determine if gender differences in self-esteem were present in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients following hospitalization. Design: A mixed-group design was used with gender and observation point (within one week of onset of ACS and at six month follow-up) as independent variables. Setting: Patients were recruited from one general university teaching hospital in Hong Kong, with a confirmed diagnosis of myocardial infarction or unstable angina. Main outcome measure: The 10-item Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES; [Society and the Adolescent Self-image, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, Results: Analysis of covariance revealed a highly significant effect on RSES scores with male patients having greater RSES-rated self-esteem compared to females. No significant improvement in RSES scores were observed at six month follow-up. Conclusions: Health professionals need to be aware that gender is an important factor in the self-esteem needs of this clinical group. Given the importance of selfesteem to cardiac rehabilitation practice, the finding of no improvement in selfesteem at follow-up highlights the need to assess this important psychological © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Martin C.R., Thompson D.R., Chan D.S.
期刊名稱Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
出版年份2004
月份9
日期1
卷號8
期次3-4
出版社W. B. Saunders Co., Ltd.
出版地United Kingdom
頁次202 - 204
國際標準期刊號1361-9004
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Acute coronary syndrome, Gender, Rosenberg self-esteem scale

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