Depression-Focused Interpersonal Counseling and the Use of Healthcare Services After Myocardial Infarction

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  • Olli Oranta MNSc, PhD(c),

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    1. Olli Oranta, MNSc, PhD(c), is PhD student, Department of Nursing Science and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Turku, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Sinikka Luutonen, MD, PhD, is Assistant Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Raimo K. R. Salokangas, MD, PhD, MSc, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Tero Vahlberg, MSc, is Biostatistician, University of Turku, Finland; and Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, is Professor of Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland and Nurse-Manager South-Western Hospital District, Turku, Finland.
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  • Sinikka Luutonen MD, PhD,

    1. Olli Oranta, MNSc, PhD(c), is PhD student, Department of Nursing Science and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Turku, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Sinikka Luutonen, MD, PhD, is Assistant Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Raimo K. R. Salokangas, MD, PhD, MSc, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Tero Vahlberg, MSc, is Biostatistician, University of Turku, Finland; and Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, is Professor of Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland and Nurse-Manager South-Western Hospital District, Turku, Finland.
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  • Raimo K. R. Salokangas MD, PhD, MSc,

    1. Olli Oranta, MNSc, PhD(c), is PhD student, Department of Nursing Science and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Turku, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Sinikka Luutonen, MD, PhD, is Assistant Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Raimo K. R. Salokangas, MD, PhD, MSc, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Tero Vahlberg, MSc, is Biostatistician, University of Turku, Finland; and Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, is Professor of Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland and Nurse-Manager South-Western Hospital District, Turku, Finland.
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  • Tero Vahlberg MSc,

    1. Olli Oranta, MNSc, PhD(c), is PhD student, Department of Nursing Science and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Turku, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Sinikka Luutonen, MD, PhD, is Assistant Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Raimo K. R. Salokangas, MD, PhD, MSc, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Tero Vahlberg, MSc, is Biostatistician, University of Turku, Finland; and Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, is Professor of Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland and Nurse-Manager South-Western Hospital District, Turku, Finland.
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  • Helena Leino-Kilpi PhD

    1. Olli Oranta, MNSc, PhD(c), is PhD student, Department of Nursing Science and Psychiatric Clinic, University of Turku, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Sinikka Luutonen, MD, PhD, is Assistant Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Raimo K. R. Salokangas, MD, PhD, MSc, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Turku, Psychiatric Clinic, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Tero Vahlberg, MSc, is Biostatistician, University of Turku, Finland; and Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, is Professor of Nursing Science, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland and Nurse-Manager South-Western Hospital District, Turku, Finland.
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Abstract

PURPOSE:  The purpose for this study was to evaluate the association between depression-focused interpersonal counseling (IPC) and the use of healthcare services in Finland after myocardial infarction (MI).

DESIGN AND METHODS:  The measures were done at 6 and 18 months after MI in the randomized intervention (n= 51) and the control group (n= 52).

FINDINGS:  There was less use of somatic specialized healthcare services in the intervention group from 6 to 18 months after hospital discharge, and with intervention patients who had no other long-term disease during 6 months.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:  Confirmation of possible benefits of IPC for practice calls for more specific studies.

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