Wczesna interwencja psychologiczna w chorobie niedokrwiennej serca i jej terapeutyczne znaczenie



coronary artery disease, risk factors, psychological aspects of coronary heart disease, heart attacks


The purpose of this book is to present an experimental study to prove the assertion regarding the effectiveness of the psychological impact of early intervention in ischemic heart disease and its therapeutic significance. Coronary heart disease is a disease of the circulatory system, which in Europe and North America is the most common cause of death. Its occurrence is conducive to modern lifestyle, stress, lack of physical activity and human nutrition. Numerous studies of coronary artery disease risk factors indicate that with the exception of genetics, age and gender, most of them are closely related to the behaviour and the lifestyle of the patient. The purpose of the prevention of coronary heart disease is to reduce the risk of major coronary events and complications of atherosclerosis, both in patients with clinically diagnosed coronary artery disease as well as those without atherosclerosis, but at high risk. Due to the presence of psychosocial risk factors in this disease, contemporary prevention should be combined with psychological intervention aimed at improving the functioning of the patient in a situation of chronic disease. Despite repeated attempts, it was not possible so far to create an intervention program, which in the process of rehabilitation and secondary prevention would result in marked improvement, not only in mood and psychological well-being, but also the physical condition of the participants. Almost all of the psychological interventions made so far, were addressed to patients who have already been discharged from hospital. These interventions began from three weeks to three months following hospitalization, because of the dynamic changes and mood swings occurring during hospitalization and following discharge. This book proposes a new approach, i.e. intervention during hospital treatment, undertaken at a time when the patient is medically (not necessarily mentally and emotionally) stable.



July 8, 2014

Details about the available publication format: Paperback


ISBN-13 (15)