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54 Notes. BDI–II = Beck Depression Inventory = Second Edition, BAI = Beck Anxiety Inventory, CAS = Clinical Anger Scale, PSS = Perceived Stress Scale, PRI-SR = Social Resources Subscale. Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger, and Social Isolation = PICI Subscales. Bolded values represent each subscale’s highest correlation with an existing inventory. Although the 3-factor solution that was yielded by the Principle Axis Factor Analysis did not support the five factor model that is theoretically relevant to the present 51 study, a relevant set of items was achieved through the item analysis.

35 Instrumentation 25-Item Psychosocial Inventory for Cardiovascular Illness (PICI, Tortorice, Markle, & McCarthy, 2008) The PICI is a set of 25 Likert-style items to assess how depression, anxiety, anger, social isolation, and stress may contribute to the coronary disease process. The inventory is comprised of three factors including Negative Affect, Social Isolation, and Anger. 56. 87 for a sample that includes both health undergraduates and coronary patients. The items are written to measure the ways in which each factor contributes to the coronary disease process through the pathophysiological mechanisms and lifestyle behaviors associated with the constructs of depression, anxiety, perceived stress, social isolation, and anger.

PHASE I RESEARCH QUESTION, HYPOTHESIS, AND DATA ANALYSIS Research Question Does the factor structure of the 50 –item PICI support construct validity prior to its reduction to 25 items through the hypothesized five-factor solution where the five factors correspond to the five psychosocial risk factors for heart disease? Analysis The Healthy Group’s responses to the 50-item PICI were subjected to Principle Axis Factor Analysis with an oblique Rotation to account for the likelihood of correlated factors.

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