Type D (Distressed) Personality in Lithuanian Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Dataset

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Journal Article


Biomed Data J., Volume 1, Issue 2, p.26-30 (2015)


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.

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