A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy tailored to psychological adaptation to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To evaluate a eight-session cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) intervention tailored to adaptation in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients; and to test for treatment group by gender interaction effects. METHODS Patients receiving their first ICD implant were randomized to CBT or usual cardiac care. Primary outcomes measured at… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31820afc63

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