عنوان مقاله [English]
Stressful life events have been consistently associated with an increase in depressive symptoms.The aim of the current research is prediction of emotional symptoms from stressful life events in cardiovascular patients. To accomplish the stated goal, 79 were selected by means of proportional sampling procedure from Hazrat Fatemate Zahra Hospital (Mazandaran Heart Center) in Sari City. The Social ReadjustmentRating Scale (Holmes & Rahe, 1967) and The Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale) Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995) were administered on them. Analysis of data using a multiple regression analysis revealed that the magnitude of depression can be predicted from stressful life events in cardiovascular patients. Moreover, data revealed that patients that had higher in stressful life events were higher in depression. Theoretical implication and practical application of the finding are discussed in the original paper.