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Quality of life in implanted cardioverter defibrillator recipients: The impact of a device shock
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Carroll، نويسنده , , Diane L. and Hamilton، نويسنده , , Glenys A.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
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Background ccess of the implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in prolonging the life of patients with arrhythmia suggests a need to assess quality of life (QOL), especially in those who receive an ICD shock. ives rpose of this study was to compare QOL in a group who received an ICD shock with a group who did not receive an ICD shock during the first year. s nine subjects, 42 men and 17 women with a mean age 63 years, completed the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36, Ferrans and Powers QOL Index, Profile of Mood States at implantation and 1 year, and the Brodsky ICD Questionnaire at 1 year. s -seven percent received an ICD shock. Those in the shock group had worse mental health (P ≤ .04) and vitality scores (P ≤ .03) on the Short Form-36, increased anxiety (P ≤ .015), fatigue (P ≤ .005), and psychologic distress (P ≤ .02), as measured by Profile of Mood States, compared with the no shock group at 1 year. sions d ICD recipients demonstrate mental health concerns.
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Heart and Lung
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