Patient-assisted computerized education for recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a randomized controlled trial of the PACER program.

@article{Kuhl2009PatientassistedCE,
  title={Patient-assisted computerized education for recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a randomized controlled trial of the PACER program.},
  author={Emily A. Kuhl and Samuel F Sears and Lauren D Vazquez and Jamie Beth Conti},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={225-31}
}
BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH OBJECTIVE Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are at risk for postimplant anxiety. Computerized treatments for anxiety are well supported and desirable because of accessibility, anonymity, and cost-effectiveness. However, there currently exists no computerized psychosocial treatment for ICD populations. Our objective was to evaluate whether a pilot program (patient-assisted computerized education for recipients of ICDs [PACER of ICDs]) of a… CONTINUE READING