The ADVENT Study


Project Details

Co-morbid depression and anxiety in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) pose a significant burden on patients, their families and the Australian healthcare system. Despite this, there has been limited success in improving health outcomes in this co-morbid patient population using current treatment approaches. An improved understanding of the inter-relationships among symptoms of anxiety and depression in post-ACS patients will lead to the development and delivery of more effective pharmacological, psychological and behavioural interventions. The ADVENT study is a prospective cohort study which aims to investigate the association of psychosocial and biological factors and symptoms of depression and anxiety in post-ACS patients at 12 & 24 months.

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Dr Adrienne O'Neil
Professor Brian Oldenburg, Unit Head
Professor DL Hare
Dr Thanuja Pathirane
Emma Thomas
Samantha Blades
Dr Anoja Dheerasinghe
Mohammed Senitan


Professor C Barr Taylor
Dr S Zavarsek
A/Prof K Sanderson
Dr DP McKenzie
Professor DM Clarke
Professor IT Meredith


NHMRC APP 1021294 - $875,000

Research Outcomes

Oldroyd JC, Cyril S, Wijayatilaka BS, O’Neil A, McKenzie DP, Zavarsek S, Taylor CB.  Evaluating the impact of depression, anxiety & autonomic function on health related quality of life, vocational functioning and health care utilisation in acute coronary syndrome patients: the ADVENT study protocol. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013; 13(1): 103.

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Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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