Social support, anxiety, and support group participation in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

Abstract

Although the use of support groups for patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is recommended, little information concerning support and anxiety exists in relation to group attendance. Using a comparative descriptive design, this study sought to examine differences in demographics, ICD indicators, anxiety, and social support between… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7117.2008.00009.x

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