Effect of psycho-educational interventions on quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

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BACKGROUND Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) were developed for primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. However, ICD recipients' mortality is significantly predicted by their quality of life (QOL). The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of psycho-educational interventions on QOL in patients with ICDs… (More)

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@inproceedings{Kao2016EffectOP, title={Effect of psycho-educational interventions on quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials}, author={Chi-Wen Kao and Miao-Yi Chen and Ting-Yu Chen and Pai-Hui Lin}, booktitle={Health and quality of life outcomes}, year={2016} }