- A 12-month quality of life assessment of cardiac arrest survivors treated with or without an implantable cardioverter defibrillatorH C M Kamphuis
Workgroup on Psychology of Health and Illness, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
Europace 4:417-25. 2002..Previous studies indicate that the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has a large impact on the quality of life of patients. The effects of having an ICD over longer periods of times has been less studied...
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients: quality of life in recipients with and without ICD shock delivery: a prospective studyH C M Kamphuis
Research Group Psychology of Health and Illness, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
Europace 5:381-9. 2003..In total 167 patients were monitored after discharge. Four self-administered questionnaires were used. The first assessment took place before ICD implantation, the remaining three at 1, 6 and 12 months after discharge...
- ICD: a qualitative study of patient experience the first year after implantationHelen C M Kamphuis
Research Group Psychology of Health and Illness, and Heart Lung Institute, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Clin Nurs 13:1008-16. 2004..This paper was undertaken as part of a larger project to evaluate quality of life and psychological well-being in those survivors of cardiac arrest who have received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator...