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Table 1 Topics and questions covered by the two interventions

From: Myocardial Infarction - Stress PRevention INTervention (MI-SPRINT) to reduce the incidence of posttraumatic stress after acute myocardial infarction through trauma-focused psychological counseling: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Verum group Control group
a) What is a trauma? Why can acute MI be understood as a traumatic experience? a) What is psychosocial stress and when can it become dangerous?
b) Why can MI have a psychological impact? b) Why do not all people react the same way to psychosocial stress?
c) How do patients cope with and adjust to their MI experience? c) Which types of psychosocial stress are known to potentially have an influence on CHD and cardiac prognosis?
d) What are the most common reactions to traumatically experienced MI? d) How can psychosocial stress affect a healthy life style, adherence to cardiac therapy, and cardiovascular biology?
e) Other reactions to traumatically experienced MI. e) What can be done to reduce psychosocial stress?
f) What is PTSD, in general and related to MI?  
g) Why do not all patients react in the same way to MI?  
h) Coping with the trauma, tackling avoidance, coping with safety behaviors, anxiety, anger/irritability, sleeping problems, alcohol and medication  
i) How to get professional help  
  1. CHD, coronary heart disease; MI, myocardial infarction; PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder.