findings from a randomized clinical trial on psychoeducational nursing to patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Serious illness will inevitably lead to a fundamental emotional reaction. Traditionally, in interventional treatment or rehabilitation trials, the psychological status of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators has been evaluated with anxiety and depression as outcome measures. In caring for these patients, the aim of nursing is to help patients manage life with complex heart disease. The early detection and management of negative emotional response might prevent the development of pathological conditions such as depression.
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2015, Vol 30, Issue 3, p. 197-204
Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; health