Table 1: Baseline data on 183 patients with valid six-month data participating in a four-week cardiac rehabilitation programme at Krokeide Rehabilitation Centre, Bergen, Norway, from 2000 to 2002.

Variables TotalMissingCronbach’s

Males, % ()80.3 (146)0 (0)
Age in years, mean (SD)55.1 (9.2)0 (0)
Married/cohabiting
 Yes, % ()83.8 (151)1.6 (3)
 No, % ()16.2 (29)
Household income, mean (SD)3.5a (1.3)14.2 (26)b
Social supportc, mean (SD)5.4 (0.9)0 (0)0.74
Emotional statusd, mean (SD)3.0 (1.2)0 (0)0.88
Copinge
 Task, mean (SD)2.5 (0.4)0 (0)0.69
 Emotion, mean (SD)2.2 (0.3)0 (0)0.60
 Avoid, mean (SD)2.0 (0.4)0 (0)0.62
Negative expectationsd, mean (SD)2.2 (1.0)0 (0)0.73

: subsample size; SD: standard deviation.
a3.5 ≈ 400,000 NOK (70.000 USD) (scales 1–5: 3 = 301,000–400,000 NOK, 4 = 401,000–500,000 NOK).
bHousehold income data were obtained after conclusion of the study (at 24 months) and were completed for all participants with valid followup data.
cTotal mean score social support (scales 1–7).
dTotal mean score of anxiety and depression complaints (scales 1–7).
eTotal mean score coping style (scales 1–4).