Health-related quality of life of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators compared with that of pacemaker recipients

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Title:
Health-related quality of life of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators compared with that of pacemaker recipients
Authors:
Leosdottir, Margret; Sigurdsson, Engilbert; Reimarsdottir, Gudrun; Gottskalksson, Gizur; Torfason, Bjarni; Vigfusdottir, Margret; Eggertsson, Sveinn; Arnar, David O
Citation:
Europace 2006, 8(3):168-74
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2006
Abstract:
AIMS: Studies indicate a poorer quality of life (QoL) for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients than for the general population. However, studies comparing the QoL of ICD patients with that of patients with other implantable cardiac devices are scarce. We hypothesized that ICD patients had a poorer QoL than pacemaker patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: All ICD patients living in Iceland at the beginning of 2002 (44 subjects), and a comparison group of 81 randomly selected patients with pacemakers were invited to participate. The Icelandic Quality of Life Questionnaire (IQL), the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were submitted to measure QoL, psychiatric distress, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. The ICD and pacemaker groups did not differ on IQL, BAI, BDI, or GHQ scores. ICD patients were as a group more fearful of death (P = 0.056) and showed more concerns about returning to work (P = 0.072), although these items fell just short of statistical significance. CONCLUSION: Contrary to our expectations, ICD patients had a comparable QoL with pacemaker recipients and were not more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, or general psychiatric distress. These findings are encouraging in view of expanding ICD indications.
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dc.contributor.authorLeosdottir, Margret-
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Engilbert-
dc.contributor.authorReimarsdottir, Gudrun-
dc.contributor.authorGottskalksson, Gizur-
dc.contributor.authorTorfason, Bjarni-
dc.contributor.authorVigfusdottir, Margret-
dc.contributor.authorEggertsson, Sveinn-
dc.contributor.authorArnar, David O-
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-13T11:15:49Z-
dc.date.available2006-12-13T11:15:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006-03-01-
dc.date.submitted2006-12-13-
dc.identifier.citationEuropace 2006, 8(3):168-74en
dc.identifier.issn1099-5129-
dc.identifier.pmid16627433-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/europace/euj052-
dc.identifier.otherPSY12-
dc.identifier.otherCAR12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/6532-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractAIMS: Studies indicate a poorer quality of life (QoL) for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients than for the general population. However, studies comparing the QoL of ICD patients with that of patients with other implantable cardiac devices are scarce. We hypothesized that ICD patients had a poorer QoL than pacemaker patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: All ICD patients living in Iceland at the beginning of 2002 (44 subjects), and a comparison group of 81 randomly selected patients with pacemakers were invited to participate. The Icelandic Quality of Life Questionnaire (IQL), the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) were submitted to measure QoL, psychiatric distress, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. The ICD and pacemaker groups did not differ on IQL, BAI, BDI, or GHQ scores. ICD patients were as a group more fearful of death (P = 0.056) and showed more concerns about returning to work (P = 0.072), although these items fell just short of statistical significance. CONCLUSION: Contrary to our expectations, ICD patients had a comparable QoL with pacemaker recipients and were not more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, or general psychiatric distress. These findings are encouraging in view of expanding ICD indications.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://europace.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/8/3/168en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshAnxietyen
dc.subject.meshDefibrillators, Implantableen
dc.subject.meshDepressionen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPacemaker, Artificialen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen
dc.titleHealth-related quality of life of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators compared with that of pacemaker recipientsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEuropace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiologyen
dc.format.digYES-

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