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Table 1 Specific characteristics examining 3998 patients in the TAU arm of eight reviewed psychotherapeutic RCTs on coronary artery disease

From: The effects of usual Care in Psychosocial Intervention Trials of patients with coronary artery disease: a systematic review

Randomized Controlled Trial
Year of
publication;
No. of patients in TAU,
% male
Age mean sd% heart failurePsychological selectionEffect on study aims in TAU: -all cause mortality rate/year -recurr. Non-fatal MI/y.
RCPP [19] 1986N = 270
90% male
53.6 ± 6.110.2% congest. Heart failurenomortality/y: 1.6%
rec. non-fatal MI/y: 3.8%
Jones and West [20] 1996N = 1079
gender not specified
“all ages with few practical exclusions“21% “disability”nomortality/y: 7.2%
recurrent non-fatal MI/y: 5%
M-HEART [21] 1997N = 684
65% male
59.3 ± 11.1LVEF ≤35%GHQ ≥ 5 16%;mortality/y: 5.4%
ENRICHD [22] 2003N = 1243
56% male
61 ± 12.525% severe dysfunction of EFMajor, minor depressedmortality/y: 5.7%
rec. non-fatal MI/y: 5.7%
CREATE [23] 2007;N = 142
75% male
57.3 ± 8.4CCS 4 excludedModerate or severe depressedmortality
/3 mo: 0
non-fatal MI/3 mo: 1.5%
SWICHD [24] 2009;N = 125
100% female
62.7 ± 8.717.9% EF ≤ 40%nomortality/y: 2.8%
SUPRIM [25] 2011N = 170
75% male
61.0 ± 8.2826.8% heart failurenomortality/y: 1.9%
rec. non-fatal MI/y: 3.8%
SPIRR-CAD [26] 2016N = 285
79% male
59.3 ± 9.3NYHA III-IV 15.1%mild to moderate depressionmortality/y: 1.6%
MACE/y: 4.2%
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