Samuel E Sears

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks and storms: medical and psychosocial considerations for research and clinical care
    Samuel E Sears
    University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Clin Cardiol 26:107-11. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Examining a stress-coping model of burnout and depression in extension agents
    S F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 5:56-62. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of patients' ability to pay, gender, and smoking history on public attitudes toward cardiac transplant allocation: an experimental investigation
    S F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida and North Florida Area Health Education Center, Gainesville 32610, USA
    Health Psychol 19:192-6. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing the psychosocial impact of the ICD: a national survey of implantable cardioverter defibrillator health care providers
    S F Sears
    University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:939-45. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Young at heart: understanding the unique psychosocial adjustment of young implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients
    S F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:1113-7. 2001
  6. pmc Quality of life and psychological functioning of icd patients
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, UF Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Heart 87:488-93. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Managing congestive heart failure patient factors in the device era
    Samuel F Sears
    College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 12:335-40. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of the psychologist in adult congenital heart disease
    Adrienne H Kovacs
    Cardiac Psychology, Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, 399 Bathurst Street, 1 West 414, Toronto, ON M5T 2N2, Canada
    Cardiol Clin 24:607-18, vi. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Device implant technique and consideration of body image: specific procedures for implantable cardioverter defibrillators in female patients
    Lauren Vazquez Sowell
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0165, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:830-5. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological aspects of cardiac devices and recalls in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Samuel F Sears
    Am J Cardiol 98:565-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks and storms: medical and psychosocial considerations for research and clinical care
    Samuel E Sears
    University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Clin Cardiol 26:107-11. 2003
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Examining a stress-coping model of burnout and depression in extension agents
    S F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
    J Occup Health Psychol 5:56-62. 2000
    ..Furthermore, task-oriented coping strategies were found to be negatively associated with the 3 dimensions of burnout. Implications for interventional programming to reduce the symptoms of burnout are discussed...
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of patients' ability to pay, gender, and smoking history on public attitudes toward cardiac transplant allocation: an experimental investigation
    S F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida and North Florida Area Health Education Center, Gainesville 32610, USA
    Health Psychol 19:192-6. 2000
    ..Results suggest that public opinion about organ allocation may include the consideration of smoking history but not ability to pay or gender...
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessing the psychosocial impact of the ICD: a national survey of implantable cardioverter defibrillator health care providers
    S F Sears
    University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:939-45. 2000
    ..g., depression and anxiety). These results suggest that routine attention to ICD quality-of-life and psychosocial outcomes is indicated for health care providers who care for ICD recipients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Young at heart: understanding the unique psychosocial adjustment of young implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients
    S F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:1113-7. 2001
    ..Brief, clinic-based interventions by health care providers, like a screening and referral heuristic and an "ICD Buddy" system, are suggested to increase effective coping and decrease social isolation for young ICD recipients...
  6. pmc Quality of life and psychological functioning of icd patients
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, UF Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Heart 87:488-93. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Managing congestive heart failure patient factors in the device era
    Samuel F Sears
    College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 12:335-40. 2006
    ..Available research suggests the need for future studies assessing the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatments in patients with CHF and cardiac resynchronization therapy/implantable cardioverter-defibrillators...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of the psychologist in adult congenital heart disease
    Adrienne H Kovacs
    Cardiac Psychology, Division of Cardiology, University Health Network, 399 Bathurst Street, 1 West 414, Toronto, ON M5T 2N2, Canada
    Cardiol Clin 24:607-18, vi. 2006
    ..Considerations for incorporating psychology into ACHD teams are presented...
  9. ncbi request reprint Device implant technique and consideration of body image: specific procedures for implantable cardioverter defibrillators in female patients
    Lauren Vazquez Sowell
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0165, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:830-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe the psychological effects of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in female patients and to make clinical recommendations for providers to optimize health outcomes for women...
  10. ncbi request reprint Psychological aspects of cardiac devices and recalls in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Samuel F Sears
    Am J Cardiol 98:565-7. 2006
    ..Specific recommendations for device recall management include formalizing clinic responses to recall before and after implantation and innovative uses of patient support systems to communicate recall responses...
  11. ncbi request reprint Implantable cardioverter defibrillator implant-explant-implant case study: addressing the psychological adjustment to multiple shocks
    Adrienne H Kovacs
    College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical Health Psychology University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
    Clin Cardiol 29:274-6. 2006
    ..Treatment included the provision of comprehensive medical, nursing, and psychological care, with emphasis on patient autonomy and respect for the patient's experience...
  12. ncbi request reprint Quality of death: implantable cardioverter defibrillators and proactive care
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:637-42. 2006
    ..We outline recommendations that enhance QOD from the device patient and specialty cardiology perspectives...
  13. ncbi request reprint Measurement of patient fears about implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock: an initial evaluation of the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale
    Emily A Kuhl
    UF Health Science Center, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:614-8. 2006
    ..Psychological distress is both a precipitant and a consequence of ICD shock. Therefore, the assessment of patient anxiety and concerns related to receiving an ICD shock may prompt appropriate psychological referrals and treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Using computers to improve the psychosocial care of implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients
    Emily A Kuhl
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1426-33. 2006
    ..Despite the existence of some limitations, the use of computers in affecting psychosocial outcomes in implantable defibrillator recipients warrants greater attention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Examination of research trends on patient factors in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Lauren A Stutts
    University of Florida Health Science Center, College of Public Health and Health Professions, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Clin Cardiol 30:64-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine research trends and results regarding patient factors in cardiac and ICD research and to discuss key areas for future research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and marital adjustment in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator and their spouses
    Lauren Vazquez Sowell
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Box 100165, UF Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:46-9. 2007
    ..Spouses also encounter anxieties that may influence patient and spouse adjustment. This study examined anxiety and marital adjustment among ICD patients and spouses, as well as intersex differences between female and male patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint The ICD shock and stress management program: a randomized trial of psychosocial treatment to optimize quality of life in ICD patients
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:858-64. 2007
    ..Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients potentially face significant psychological distress because of their risk for life-threatening arrhythmias and the occurrence of ICD shock...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patient evaluation of ICD recall communication strategies: a vignette study
    Lauren A Stutts
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:1105-11. 2007
    ..While initial studies have explored the psychological impact of recalls on patients, the optimal way to communicate recalls is not currently known. This study investigated the way communication of a recall can affect patients' responses...
  19. ncbi request reprint Depression, anxiety, and quality of life in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy three months after alcohol septal ablation
    Eva R Serber
    Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1592-7. 2007
    ..These results suggest that patients perceived broad health benefits from ASA in short-term follow-up...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychological intervention following implantation of an implantable defibrillator: a review and future recommendations
    Susanne S Pedersen
    CoRPS Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:1546-54. 2007
    ..For this subgroup, some form of psychological intervention may be warranted. This review provides an overview of current evidence on the efficacy of psychological intervention in ICD patients and recommendations for future research...
  21. doi request reprint Biomedical and psychosocial evaluation of "cured" adults with congenital heart disease
    Arwa S Saidi
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0296, USA
    Congenit Heart Dis 2:44-54. 2007
    ..This spectrum includes both biomedical and psychosocial factors...
  22. doi request reprint Cardiology patient pages. A patient's guide to living with atrial fibrillation
    Julie B Shea
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Cardiovascular Division, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 117:e340-3. 2008
  23. pmc Cardiac resynchronization therapy: can we make our heart failure patients smarter?
    Jamie B Conti
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0277, USA
    Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 118:153-64. 2007
    ..These results translate into clinically significant functional benefits. We conclude that biventricular pacing improves cognitive and psychosocial outcomes, specifically in the domains of attention and speed of information processing...
  24. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial and cultural influences on cardiovascular health and quality of life among Hispanic cardiac patients in South Florida
    Guido G Urizar
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, California 94305 5705, USA
    J Behav Med 29:255-68. 2006
    ..001); and fatalism (p < .05) was associated with lower social functioning in women. These findings identify Hispanic subgroups with poor cardiac-related quality of life that can benefit from special outreach...
  25. ncbi request reprint Management of heart failure after cardiac resynchronization therapy: integrating advanced heart failure treatment with optimal device function
    Juan M Aranda
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:2193-8. 2005
    ..This algorithm represents a new, comprehensive, collaborative approach between the HF and electrophysiology specialists to further improve and sustain outcomes in the field of CRT...
  26. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Box 100165, UF Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Psychosomatics 46:451-7. 2005
    ..Further, psychological variables were as strong as, or stronger than, age, ejection fraction, and ICD shocks in predicting quality of life outcomes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sleep quality among patients treated with implantable atrial defibrillation therapy: effect of nocturnal shock delivery and psychological distress
    Eva R Serber
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, UF Health Science Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:960-4. 2003
    ..However, these shocks may diminish sleep quality. This study examined atrial shock characteristics (i.e., mode, frequency), AF symptoms, and psychological factors as determinants of sleep quality...
  28. ncbi request reprint Patient experiences with atrial fibrillation and treatment with implantable atrial defibrillation therapy
    Christi Deaton
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Heart Lung 32:291-9. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Biomedical and psychosocial predictors of anginal frequency in patients following angioplasty with and without coronary stenting
    Brian C Sirois
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Behav Med 26:535-51. 2003
    ..These results highlight the importance of biomedical and psychosocial variables in predicting anginal frequency with psychological variables sustaining predictive value over the course of recovery...
  30. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial intervention for a geriatric patient to address fears related to implantable cardioverter defibrillator discharges
    Guido G Urizar
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Psychosomatics 45:140-4. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Do patients accept implantable atrial defibrillation therapy? Results from the Patient Atrial Shock Survey of Acceptance and Tolerance (PASSAT) Study
    Jason L Burns
    Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:286-91. 2004
    ..The ICD-AT is effective in managing atrial tachyarrhythmias (atrial fibrillation [AF]), but patient acceptance remains an issue. This aim of this study was to measure ICD-AT acceptance...
  32. ncbi request reprint Expanding the scope of practice for cardiac rehabilitation: managing patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville 32610, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 24:209-15. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint The World Trade Center attack: increased frequency of defibrillator shocks for ventricular arrhythmias in patients living remotely from New York City
    Omer L Shedd
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Malcolm Randall Veteran Affairs Medical Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:1265-7. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Women and the implantable cardioverter defibrillator: a lifespan perspective on key psychosocial issues
    Robyn L Walker
    University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Clin Cardiol 27:543-6. 2004
    ..In the absence of complete empirical research data on the impact of these concerns, hypotheses to test in future research are offered...
  35. ncbi request reprint Do positive health expectations and optimism relate to quality-of-life outcomes for the patient with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 24:324-31. 2004
    ..This study examined the "resilience factors" of positive health expectations and global optimism prospectively using the general quality-of-life (QOL) scores of newly implanted ICD patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Depression as a predictor for appropriate shocks among patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the Triggers of Ventricular Arrhythmias (TOVA) study
    William Whang
    Cardiovascular Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1090-5. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between symptoms of depression and shock-treated ventricular arrhythmias among implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Measuring patient acceptance of implantable cardiac device therapy: initial psychometric investigation of the Florida Patient Acceptance Survey
    Jason L Burns
    Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:384-90. 2005
    ..This study sought to validate a new measure of patient acceptance of cardiac implantable devices called the Florida Patient Acceptance Survey (FPAS)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cardiology patient page. How to respond to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shock
    Samuel F Sears
    University of Florida Health Science Center, FL, USA
    Circulation 111:e380-2. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Biopsychosocial experiences of adults with congenital heart disease: review of the literature
    Adrienne H Kovacs
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Am Heart J 150:193-201. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Understanding atrial symptom reports: objective versus subjective predictors
    Samuel F Sears
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:801-7. 2005
    ..Implantable cardioverter defibrillators with atrial therapies (ICDs-ATs) have been shown to reduce AF symptoms and improve QOL in select AF samples...
  41. ncbi request reprint Predictors of quality of life in long-term recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Robyn L Wallace
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Box 100165, UD Health Science Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 22:278-81. 2002
  42. ncbi request reprint Internet-based behavioral change and psychosocial care for patients with cardiovascular disease: a review of cardiac disease-specific applications
    Emily A Kuhl
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
    Heart Lung 35:374-82. 2006
    ..To date, few studies have been published that explore the use of WBIs on psychosocial and quality of life variables among populations with cardiac disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Organ scarcity and the psychological pre-heart transplant evaluation: a simulation study using community residents
    John F Todaro
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Prog Transplant 15:78-85. 2005
    ..Although research examining medical outcomes in heart transplantation has progressed, there are few studies examining the impact of organ scarcity and wait list demand on the transplant candidate evaluation process...
  44. ncbi request reprint Do new drivers equal new donors? An examination of factors influencing organ donation attitudes and behaviors in adolescents
    Brian C Sirois
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Behav Med 28:201-12. 2005
    ....