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The Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD)/Device Expectations, Adaptations, and Successes Study (IDEAS)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 30, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2017
American Academy of Pediatrics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David DeMaso, Boston Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
The introduction of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) has substantially changed the medical and surgical management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease. In the case of patients with ICDs, these devices are programmed to deliver a strong electrical shocks. In adults, multiple studies have suggested that patients at risk of receiving shocks from their device have an increased prevalence of anxiety and depression. Very few studies have looked at this question in children. We propose to evaluate a cohort of patients age 6 to 20 with ICDs, compared to a cohort of patients with pacemakers, assessing each group for the presence of depressive and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Condition or disease
Depression Anxiety Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 166 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The ICD/Device Expectations, Adaptations, and Successes (IDEAS) Study: the Relationship Between Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillators, Pacemakers and Psychiatric Symptoms in a Pediatric Population
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

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Patients meeting entry criteria with a pacemaker in place.
Patients meeting entry criteria with an ICD in place.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the prevalence of depressive and anxiety disorders (including PTSD) in patients with ICDs or pacemakers using a semi-structured psychiatric interview. [ Time Frame: One-time measure at enrollment ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. We will compare scores on standardized self-assessment tools for subsets of depression and anxiety (including PTSD). [ Time Frame: One-time at enrollment ]
  2. We will compare health-related quality of life between pediatric patients with an ICD and those with a pacemaker. [ Time Frame: One-time at enrollment ]
  3. We will examine caregiver adjustment and family functioning in families of patients with ICDs versus families of patients with pacemakers. [ Time Frame: One-time at enrollement ]
  4. We intend to gather descriptive data on how patients in this age group view their devices. [ Time Frame: One-time at enrollment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients at participating center with pacemakers and ICDs who fit inclusion/exclusion criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 6 through 20 at the time of enrollment for patients.
  • Age ≥18 for caregiver
  • Functioning pacemaker or ICD (explanted or inoperative devices do not qualify)
  • Informed consent of parent or guardian as well as assent of study participant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of English language fluency in patient and caregiver
  • Hospitalization within 4 weeks of visit
  • First implantation of ICD or pacemaker within 6 months of study enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01040988

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United States, Massachusetts
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boston Children's Hospital
American Academy of Pediatrics
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Principal Investigator: Gregory Webster, MD Boston Children's Hospital
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: David DeMaso, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Chairman, & The Leon Eisenberg Chair in Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital; George P. Gardner & Olga E. Monks Professor of Child Psychiatry & Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01040988    
Other Study ID Numbers: X09-04-0195
First Posted: December 30, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Keywords provided by David DeMaso, Boston Children's Hospital:
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders