Hoogwegt, Madelein T3; Kupper, Nina4; Theuns, Dominic A M J4; Zijlstra, Wobbe P4; Jordaens, Luc4; Pedersen, Susanne S.5
1 Department of Psychology, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 PSYDOC, Department of Psychology, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU3 Tilburg University4 unknown5 Department of Psychology, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU
impact on health status
Twenty-five to 33% of patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) experience anxiety and depression, but it is not known whether their symptoms are adequately treated. We investigated (a) whether patients with clinically relevant symptoms of distress received appropriate treatment, and (b) whether patients not treated for their emotional distress reported poorer health status using a prospective study design.
Health Psychology, 2012, Vol 31, Issue 6, p. 745-753