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Perceived control moderates the relationship between anxiety and in-hospital complications after ST segment elevation myocardial infarction

Authors Collins A, Zeina M

Received 1 August 2018

Accepted for publication 4 August 2018

Published 26 September 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 493—494

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S182188

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Alexander Collins, Mohamad Zeina

GKT School of Medical Education, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London, UK
 
We read with great interest the article by AbuRuz,1 wherein the author investigates first whether anxiety is an independent predictor of in-hospital complications after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and second, if perceived control (PC) moderates this relationship. Having carefully studied the interaction between physical and mental health during our time at King’s College London medical school, and after conducting a systematic review regarding personality disorders in emergency department presenters and the effects of comorbid personality disorders on clinical outcomes, we feel well placed to comment on the conclusions from this article.
 
View the original paper by AbuRuz.

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