Nurses Helping Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Recover After Getting An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
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To determine if an education and support nursing intervention program helped sudden cardiac arrest survivors adjust to the event and to getting an ICD [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1- and 3-months from implantation ]
Secondary Outcome Measures
Improved physical functioning [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1- and 3-months from implantation ]
Improved psychological adjustment [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1- and 3-months from implantation ]
Improved self-efficacy [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1- and 3-months from implantation ]
Lower health care use [ Time Frame: Baseline, 1- and 3-months from implantation ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Years to 90 Years (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
First time sudden cardiac arrest with ICD implantation during hospitalization, over age 21 years, working telephone in the home, deliverable address for 1 year
Receiving an ICD for primary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest, inability to read, speak, or understand English, no telephone at home or no current address, cognitive or physical impairments that prohibited ability to give informed consent.