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Table 2 Effect of CNISD on quality of life, alexithymia, anxiety and depression in CHD patients

From: Effects of comprehensive nursing intervention based on self-disclosure on improving alexithymia in elder patients with coronary heart disease

  Usual care CNISD P value
Alexithymia
 DIF 160 (14.7%) 60 (5.5%) 0.003
 DDF 108 (9.9%) 80 (7.4%) 0.036
 EOT 280 (25.7%) 320 (29.4%) 0.024
 HADS-A scores (anxiety) 12 ± 3 8 ± 2 0.037
 HADS-D scores (depression) 50 ± 10 12 ± 3 0.001
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD or n (%)