Emotional distress in partners of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: a systematic review and recommendations for future research.

@article{Broek2010EmotionalDI,
  title={Emotional distress in partners of patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: a systematic review and recommendations for future research.},
  author={Krista C. van den Broek and Mirela Habibovi{\'c} and Susanne S Pedersen},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1442-50}
}
Both patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and their partners face challenges when adapting to the ICD. Distress is a burden on its own for partners but may also affect well being and health of patients. This review provides a systematic overview of the literature on psychological distress in partners of ICD patients and recommendations for future research. PubMed and PsycInfo were searched in March 2010 using a priori defined search terms. This search and the additional… CONTINUE READING