Effect of a psychoeducational intervention on depression, anxiety, and health resource use in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients.

@article{Dunbar2009EffectOA,
  title={Effect of a psychoeducational intervention on depression, anxiety, and health resource use in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients.},
  author={Sandra B. Dunbar and J. J. Langberg and Carolyn M. Reilly and Bindu Viswanathan and Frances A Mccarty and Steven D. Culler and M Christine O'Brien and William Weintraub},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 10},
  pages={1259-71}
}
BACKGROUND Psychological responses have been reported for some patients after the insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). This study tested the effects of a psychoeducational intervention on anxiety, depressive symptoms, functional status, and health resource use during the first year after ICD implantation. METHODS ICD patients (n = 246) were randomized to usual care (UC), group (GRP), or telephone counseling (TC) intervention that included education, symptom management… CONTINUE READING
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