Rationale and design of WEBCARE: A randomized, controlled, web-based behavioral intervention trial in cardioverter-defibrillator patients to reduce anxiety and device concerns and enhance quality of life

@inproceedings{Pedersen2009RationaleAD,
  title={Rationale and design of WEBCARE: A randomized, controlled, web-based behavioral intervention trial in cardioverter-defibrillator patients to reduce anxiety and device concerns and enhance quality of life},
  author={Susanne S Pedersen and Viola Spek and Dominic A Theuns and Marco A Alings and Pepijn H. van der Voort and Luc J L M Jordaens and Pim Cuijpers and Johan Denollet and Krista C. van den Broek},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is generally well accepted, but 25-33% of patients experience clinical levels of anxiety, depression, and impaired quality of life (QoL) following implantation. Few trials in ICD patients have investigated whether behavioral intervention may mitigate the development of these adjustment problems. We present the rationale and study design of the WEB-based distress management program for implantable CARdioverter dEfibrillator patients… CONTINUE READING

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