Psychological adaptation to ICDs and the influence of anxiety sensitivity

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dc.contributor.author Edelman, S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lemon, J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:39:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:39:05Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2007002466 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lemon, J. and Edelman, S. 2003 'Psychological adaptation to ICDs and the influence of anxiety sensitivity', Psychology, Health and Medicine, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 527-540. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1354-3966 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5552
dc.description.abstract Forty-nine patients scheduled for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation completed self-report psychological questionnaires prior to surgery and at 2, 4 and 6 months after surgery. The most common psychological problem identified was anxiety, with clinically significant cases based on the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) ranging between 26% and 34%. Clinically significant depression ranged between 8% and 20%. Anxiety sensitivity was associated with high levels of anxiety, depression and stress at baseline, but not at follow-up assessments. It is possible that within this population anxiety sensitivity is associated with distress during high-threat situations, but the relationship diminishes once the threat has passed. In addition, the reassurance provided by the ICD may reduce negative perceptions of symptoms, promoting psychological adaptation. en_US
dc.publisher Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0003684022000015883 en_US
dc.title Psychological adaptation to ICDs and the influence of anxiety sensitivity en_US
dc.parent Psychology, Health and Medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 12 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Abingdon, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 527 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 540 en_US
dc.cauo.name Business en_US


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