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LUDWIG, Martha Wallig Brusius et al. Anxiety, depression and stress of patients with metabolic syndrome. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.1, pp.31-46. ISSN 1809-5267.

Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is a set of risk factors for cardiovascular disease related to a unhealthy lifestyle. Some studies indicate the presence of psychological complications like depression, anxiety and stress in these patients. The evaluation of these is essential to an individualized treatment designed the patients improve and compliance to the guidelines. This study aims to present a socio-demographic description and the anxiety, depression and stress of participants of the program Modification of Lifestyle for Cardiovascular Risk developed in the city Porto Alegre, RS. Most of the 38 participants were female (78,9%) and had completed higher education (42,1%). In relation to the other aspects evaluated, 31.6% had moderate symptoms of depression, 55.3% were in the resistance stage of stress, 47.4% had minimal symptoms of anxiety and 86.8% had medium to high probability develop stress-related illnesses.

Keywords : metabolic diseases; stress; anxiety; depression; lifestyle.

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