RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES. THE MODERATING ROLE OF ILLNESS PERCEPTION
Katarína Dančová, Tomáš Sollár, Martina Romanová
Abstract: The present study aimed to examine the moderating role of illness perception in two relationships: a) between depression and health-related quality of life; and (b) between anxiety and health-related quality of life. A total of 108 patients with myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease participated in the study. The patients completed the B-IPQ, HADS and HeartQoL. Illness perception moderated the relationship between depression and quality of life, and between anxiety and quality of life. The findings indicate that patients who have a more positive view of their illness have higher quality of life, despite depression and anxiety they suffer from. Positive illness perception may improve health status of patients. It has implications for interventions to maximise psychological well-being and quality of life in this patient group.
Keywords: Illness Perception, Cardiovascular Disease, Health-Related Quality of Life,
Depression, Anxiety, Moderation Analysis
Source: Pomáhajúce profesie, 2021, vol. 4, issue 2, pp. 31-39 (PDF)