Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
July 2010, Vol.36, No.2, 239-244.
Anxiety and Depression in Ischemic Heart Disease
Department of Psychology, University of Kerala
The present study was attempted to study the anxiety and depression on ischeamic heart disease (IHD) than the normal population. The purposive sampling method was adopted to select the sample. The sample was consisted of 100 subjects with ischeamic heart disease (IHD) patients (n = 50) and normal population (n = 50), (both males and females) was selected from different hospitals represented from Kollam and Trivandrum districts of Kerala State. The tools used were Beck Depression Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, General Stress Index and General Health Scale. The study found that there was significant difference between ischeamic heart disease (IHD) patients and normal population in depression, state anxiety, general stress, and general health. It was also found that there was significant difference in depression, state anxiety, general stress, quality of life, general health, and life events among the three groups viz, first ischeamic episode, second ischeamic episode, and three or more ischeamic episode.