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Affects in Coronary Heart Disease Patients


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1 Department of Psychology, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, India
     

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The present retrospective study investigates the influence of positive and negative affects among heart disease patients. The sample was comprised of 120 males equally divided in three groups, i.e., MI, AP and CO. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) developed by Watson and Clark (1988) was administered on the heart patients and control group. The data was analyzed using one-way ANOVA. The results indicated that mean score of control group on the measure of positive affectivity differed significantly from MI and AP groups, however the latter two groups did not yield significant mean differences on this measure. Analysis of post- hoc mean comparisons on the measure of negative affectivity showed that means of AP and MI groups are significantly higher than Control group.

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Affectivity, Heart Disease, Affects.
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Pooja Bhatnagar
Department of Psychology, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, India
Waheeda Khan
Department of Psychology, Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, India

Abstract


The present retrospective study investigates the influence of positive and negative affects among heart disease patients. The sample was comprised of 120 males equally divided in three groups, i.e., MI, AP and CO. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) developed by Watson and Clark (1988) was administered on the heart patients and control group. The data was analyzed using one-way ANOVA. The results indicated that mean score of control group on the measure of positive affectivity differed significantly from MI and AP groups, however the latter two groups did not yield significant mean differences on this measure. Analysis of post- hoc mean comparisons on the measure of negative affectivity showed that means of AP and MI groups are significantly higher than Control group.

Keywords


Affectivity, Heart Disease, Affects.