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ARTICLE REVIEW 2 Journal 5-1 In your journal, be sure to address the following critical elements for both articles:T his section should highlight the major findings of each of the articles you selected for your supervisor and peers. Specifically, address the following : What are the findings of each article and what implications do they have individually and collectively for solving the health problem in question? Support your answer with specific examples from your field.Explain how key biostatistical calculations and methods support the conclusions in each art icle. Cite relevant information from the articles that support your answer. Article One In the first article, “Gender-specific characteristics of individuals with depressive symptoms and coronary heart disease,” the study chose to examine gender-specific characteristics that distinguished both men and women with depressive symptoms and coronary heart disease (CHD). The purpose of the study was to identify sociodemographic, clinical, and psychobehavioral characteristics that distinguish men and women from both depression and CHD (Doering, et al., 2011). The article discussed how being female and having CHD is linked with poor outcomes, including higher mortality and morbidity after coronary events and poorer symptom relief, compared with men (Doering, et al., 2011). When demographic, clinical, and psychobehavioral factors were considered together, those independently associated with female gender were lower education, single status, unemployment, negative history of revascularization or MI, negative smoking history, high anxiety, adequate knowledge of ACS symptoms, and feeling less personal control over one’s health (Doering, et al., 2011). When all factors were considered together, depressed women were approximately 4 times as likely to be single and
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ARTICLE REVIEW 3 twice as likely to have a high school education or less, compared with depressed men (Doering, et al., 2011). In this study, women with depressive symptoms were more likely to be anxious and have lower perceived control over their health than men with depressive symptoms (Doering, et al., 2011). Both attributes offer an opportunity for intervention (Doering, et al., 2011). In contrast, men were more likely than women to have both changeable characteristics (less knowledge of ischemic symptoms and current smoking status) and immutable factors (a history of infarction and revascularization) (Doering, et al., 2011). The findings are important for three reasons; first they illuminate the common observation that more women with CHD are depressed than men with CHD (Doering, et al., 2011). Second, they highlight gender-associated differences in CHD alone and in the presence of comorbid CHD and depressive symptoms (Doering, et al., 2011).
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