Long-term outcomes of a telephone intervention after an ICD.

@article{Dougherty2005LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of a telephone intervention after an ICD.},
  author={Cynthia M. Dougherty and Elaine Adams Thompson and Frances Marcus Lewis},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1157-67}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term benefits of participating in a structured, 8-week educational telephone intervention delivered by expert cardiovascular nurses post-ICD. The intervention was aimed to (1) increase physical functioning, (2) increase psychological adjustment, (3) improve self-efficacy in managing the challenges of ICD recovery, and (4) lower levels of health care utilization over usual care in the first 12 months post-ICD. This article reports on… CONTINUE READING

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