Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are newly emerged group of patients with an estimated prevalence of 4-6 per 1000. They have evolved as a result of significant improvements in medical management during the past decades. However, they experience a unique life course as many of them may need lifelong medical care which may influence their psychological and social functioning. Providing appropriate medical, rehabilitation and social care will not be possible without well understanding their current psychosocial situation and its contributing factors. My studies have focused on mental health (i.e. anxiety, depression, hopelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder), style of coping, quality of life and life satisfaction among adults with CHD in a developing country.
Bahareh Eslami, MD, PhD.
Medical doctor from Iran, worked as a family physician.
PhD in public health sciences at Mid Sweden University and graduated in 2014.
Worked as a lecturer and researcher.
At the moment, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Mid Sweden University.
Research interests: elder abuse and psychosocial situation of adults with congenital heart disease.