Differences Between Expressive Suppression and Cognitive Reappraisal Between Heart Disease and Generalal Population

Seyyed Mohammad Reza Mirlohi¹, Banafsheh Mohajerin², Seyyed Mohammad Javad Mirlohi³*, Nasrin Mohammadi Aref³

¹Cardiology Department. Jamaran Heart Hospital; ²Psychology department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences; ³Medical Student Research Committee, Tehran Medical Unit, Islamic Azad University.Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding author: Seyyed Mohammad Javad Mirlohi. Medical Student Research Committee, Tehran Medical Unit, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. E-mail: mj.mirlohi@gmail.com

Published: September 16, 2017.  doi: 10.21103/Article7(3)_OA6


Aim: Heart disease and emotional disorders often co-occur, but effective role in dysregulation of heart disease that is often overlooked. Evidence suggests that people with heart disease are more problems in regulating their emotions.The study compared the re-evaluation of cognitive emotion regulation commonly used two strategies- and suppression- between heart disease and the general population.
Methods: Sixty men (30 with heart complaints and 30 without the condition) were selected by convenience sampling method and they responded to the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (Gross and John) and a demographic questionnaire responded. To analyze the results and descriptive statistics such as frequency tables and inferential statistics, independent T-test was used SPSS software was used.
Results: The result shows that heart disease and general population re-evaluation strategies groups (P<0.01). This is not only different from the strategy reassessment, but in different repression, too. (P <0.001).
Conclusion: The results showed that heart disease and general population used different strategies to regulate their emotions. The key to finding the heart disease group prefer repression to regulate their emotions.

emotional regulation ● expressive suppression ● reappraisal ● heart diseases

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