Symptoms And Treatment Of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

1663 Words Sep 29th, 2015 7 Pages
In the study, the participants were sampled for convenience, there were a total of 31 subjects. These subjects were patients that were in a major New York hospitals Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, the reason they were in the unit was so that they could be treated for their acute myocardial infarction. These subjects were patients in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit between August and December of 2006. The subjects who were selected to take part in this study were selected bases on certain criteria. The criteria that was used to select the subjects included the ability of the subject to speak English, there being evidence of their myocardial infarction, the stability of the patient, the ability of the subject to give informed consent for the study, or any opposition from the subjects doctor for an interview to be conducted. To make sure that none of the subjects in the study already had Posttraumatic Stress Disorder they had to be evaluated for having it. The ones who met the criteria for having already had Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and the ones who refused to take the evaluation, were not allowed to be a part of the study and were not analyzed. After a screening of patients and a review of medical records, the attending cardiologist was contacted for each subject so that the researchers could get approval to ask the patients if they would like to participate and get a conformation that each subject was eligible. The patients were interviewed by a clinician and their…
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