Family interaction is a basic factor in determining the quality of life of patients undergoing heart surgery. The present study investigates the emotional attitudes in the relatives of 10 heart-operated patients. The results indicate that a high amount of relatives' emotional overinvolvement and warmth tends toward a correlation with lower anxiety and depression scores, and with a better 12-month outcome of the illness.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Applied Psychology
- Clinical Psychology