Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

What is the frequency of patients admitted with chest pain with no clinical evidence of cardiac disease that also have a diagnosis of anxiety or depression?
by Ernst, Lee Ann, M.S.N., Northern Kentucky University, 2011, 45; 1493987
Abstract (Summary)

This study sought to find the frequency of patients admitted to an ED (Emergency Department) with complaints of chest pain without clinical signs of cardiac disease (CPWCSCD). The presence of negative angiogram test results was used to define cardiac disease. This study also sought to find the frequency of patients without clinical signs of cardiac disease that also have anxiety or depression. These combinations can leave patients undertreated, overwhelm emergency room staff, and add to the financial burden of the health care system. This non experimental, descriptive, quantitative chart review used a researcher developed tool to investigate the frequency of patients with CPWCSCD admitted to a mid western hospital in the fourth quarter of 2009. Inclusion criteria included anyone age 18 or older who was admitted with chest pain and underwent an angiogram test. There were 115 charts reviewed, 77 patients had no clinical findings of cardiac disease according to negative angiogram test results. Of the 77, 48.1% had a documented diagnosis of anxiety, depression or a combination of both.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Volz, Tina, Schleyer, Marilyn
Commitee: Tacy, Rebeca
School: Northern Kentucky University
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- Kentucky
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords: Anxiety, Chest pain, Depression, Frequency
Publication Number: 1493987
ISBN: 978-1-124-67744-6
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