Psychological adaptation to ICDs and the influence of anxiety sensitivity

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Show simple item record Lemon, J Edelman, S 2009-12-21T02:39:05Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Psychology, Health & Medicine, 2007, 12 (2), pp. 163 - 171
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
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.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.title Psychological adaptation to ICDs and the influence of anxiety sensitivity
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Psychology, Health & Medicine
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Abingdon, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 527 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 540 en_US Business en_US
dc.personcode 940190
dc.description.keywords Anxiety
dc.description.keywords anxiety sensitivity
dc.description.keywords depression
dc.description.keywords defibrillator
dc.description.keywords ICD
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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