Thylen, I., Dekker, R., Jaarsma, T., Stromberg, A. & Moser, D. (2014). Characteristics associated with anxiety, depressive symptoms, and quality-of-life in a large cohort of implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research,77(2), 122-127. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.05.007
Objective: Although most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) adjust well, some have considerable psychological distress. Factors associated with psychological adjustment in ICD-recipients are still not well understood. Our purpose was to describe quality-of-life (QoL) and prevalence of self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression in a large national cohort of ICD-recipients, and to determine socio-demographic, clinical, and ICD-related factors associated with these variables.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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