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J R Soc Med. 1984 November; 77(11): 925–927.
PMCID: PMC1440206

Psychological factors in recovery from myocardial infarction: preliminary communication.


A small consecutive series of 27 myocardial infarction patients were interviewed at approximately 10 and 40 weeks after infarction to obtain data concerning the psychological aspects of rehabilitation. The results emphasized the need for consistency in imparting information and advice, and suggested the value of joint cardiological and clinical psychological assessment where patients fail to make expected progress. They pointed to a simple framework for intervention which is capable of further development and evaluation.

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