A cross-sectional survey on the prevalence of anxiety symptoms in Chinese patients with premature ventricular contractions without structural heart disease Full Text
Chinese Medical Journal, 08/01/2012
Jin–jun L et al. – In the Chinese population, anxiety symptoms in subjects with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) were frequent. Education level, ethnic minorities, dwelling place, age, PVC count/24 hours, and social support were independent risk factors for anxiety symptoms. Further research on the relationship between PVCs and anxiety symptoms in China is necessary.Methods
- The Zung self–rating anxiety scale (ZSAS) was used to assess anxiety symptoms.
- Correlation between anxiety symptoms and socio–demographics and medical factors were analyzed by Logistic regression.
- Of 1144 patients with PVCs (487 males and 657 females), age (53±23) years old, disease duration 1 month to 24 years, a total of 381 (33.3%) patients were categorized as having anxiety symptoms.
- Anxiety symptoms increased with age, low income, low education level, nationality, PVC count/24 hours, bad social support, village settlement type (P <0.05).
- Multivariate Logistic regression indicated that six variables–education level, ethnic minorities, dwelling place, age, PVC count/24 hours, and social support–significantly and independently related with anxiety symptoms (P <0.05).