2012
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2012.09.005
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Elisabete Diogo Proença Nave-Leal, José Luis Pais-Ribeiro, Mário João Martins-Oliveira

Abstract: The scientific evidence supporting the management of the chronically ill in a positive psychological perspective in opposition to traditional pathological approach is scarce. This study examines issues associated with recovery of health status in heart failure, in particular hope, affection, and happiness. We use a longitudinal study of 128 symptomatic patients who after medical intervention reported improved quality of life and function at 3-month follow-up. We evaluated the contribution of happiness, hope a…

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