A comparison of anxiety levels between device shock and non-shock groups in implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is a small device that is used to treat people with dangerously abnormal heart rhythms. An ICD can give the heart electric pulses or shocks to get the heart rhythm back to normal. The aim of the research is to assess the level of shock anxiety in a sample of ICD recipients, and to compare the differences between anxiety with patients who have experienced shocks from their ICD’s compared with patients who haven’t received shocks. The completion of the online Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (FSAS) survey questionnaire will allow us to determine if ICD recipients who receive shocks from their ICD’s have higher anxiety levels compared to recipients who have not received shocks from their ICD’s.
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The inclusion criteria: is that patients must be 18 and over, and they must have an ICD implanted. They are required to complete the survey which will take them approximately 5-10 mins
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