Correlates of Post-traumatic Growth Following a Myocardial Infarction: A Systematic Review

Gayle Hegarty*, Lesley Storey, Martin Dempster, Dave Rogers

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Abstract

Correlates of post-traumatic growth (PTG) have been examined in the area of health psychology previously, with much focus on aspects of personality, coping, and social support. This systematic review aimed to examine correlates of PTG for those who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). Studies which met inclusion criteria were assessed for quality and reviewed. Results showed an inconsistent strength of associations between studies and so conclusions cannot be drawn. Possible reasons for these differences are discussed and recommendations for future research are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Early online date03 Jun 2020
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Publication statusEarly online date - 03 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • MI
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Posttraumatic growth
  • PTG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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