Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Biomed Data J., Volume 1, Issue 2, p.26-30 (2015)
Keywords:anxiety, coronary artery disease, Depression, type D Personality
In recent years, Type D (distressed) personality was introduced as a vulnerability factor for general psychological distress in patients with coronary artery disease. The 14-item Type D personality Scale (DS14) was specifically developed to assess negative affectivity and social inhibition, and currently is the most widely used instrument to identify patients with a Type D profile. The goals of this study were to examine: (1) the validity of the Type D construct and its assessment with the DS14 in Lithuania; (2) the prevalence of Type D personality in Lithuanian patients with coronary artery disease; and (3) the association of Type D personality with an increased vulnerability for anxiety and depression in these patients.
Here we present a dataset from prospective observational cohort study of 543 consecutive patients (388 men and 155 women; mean age 58 +/- 9 years) diagnosed with coronary artery disease and attending a rehabilitation program. The dataset includes socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, assessment of Type D personality, assessment of symptoms of anxiety and depression and assessment of Big-Five personality traits.