Clustering of device-related concerns and type D personality predicts increased distress in ICD patients independent of shocks.

@article{Pedersen2007ClusteringOD,
  title={Clustering of device-related concerns and type D personality predicts increased distress in ICD patients independent of shocks.},
  author={Susanne S Pedersen and Dominic A Theuns and Ruud A. M. Erdman and Luc Jordaens},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          20-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study examined the impact of clustering of device-related concerns and Type D personality on anxiety and depressive symptoms during a six-month period and the clinical relevance of shocks, implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) concerns, and Type D. METHODS Consecutively implanted ICD patients (n = 176) completed questionnaires at baseline and six months and were divided into four risk groups: (1) No risk factors (neither ICD concerns nor Type D); (2) ICD concerns only… CONTINUE READING
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