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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153578
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Living With an ICD: Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Quality of Life
Abstract:
Living With an ICD: Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Quality of Life
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Sossong, Ann Elizabeth, RN, CNA, BC, MEd, CAS, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of Maine
Title:Assistant Professor
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. The device, while life saving, has the effect of causing disruption in recipients' lives. Despite the number of people who have received an ICD, little is known about their ICD knowledge and the impact of this knowledge on their uncertainty and quality of life (QOL). The specific aim of this study was to explore these relationships. Using a descriptive correlational design with purposive sampling, data were collected from 90 ICD recipients who were patients at a cardiac clinic in the northeast. Four instruments were used to measure the study variables: (a) demographic and medical heart history questionnaire; (b) Sossong ICD Knowledge Questionnaire; (c) Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale; and (d) Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index . Descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlations, regression analyses, and T-tests were conducted. There were no significant relationships between ICD knowledge, uncertainty, and QOL. A significant inverse relationship was found between uncertainty and QOL (r = -.421, p
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLiving With an ICD: Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Quality of Lifeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153578-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Living With an ICD: Knowledge, Uncertainty, and Quality of Life</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sossong, Ann Elizabeth, RN, CNA, BC, MEd, CAS, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Maine</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ASosaaron@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. The device, while life saving, has the effect of causing disruption in recipients' lives. Despite the number of people who have received an ICD, little is known about their ICD knowledge and the impact of this knowledge on their uncertainty and quality of life (QOL). The specific aim of this study was to explore these relationships. Using a descriptive correlational design with purposive sampling, data were collected from 90 ICD recipients who were patients at a cardiac clinic in the northeast. Four instruments were used to measure the study variables: (a) demographic and medical heart history questionnaire; (b) Sossong ICD Knowledge Questionnaire; (c) Mishel Uncertainty in Illness Scale; and (d) Ferrans and Powers Quality of Life Index . Descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlations, regression analyses, and T-tests were conducted. There were no significant relationships between ICD knowledge, uncertainty, and QOL. A significant inverse relationship was found between uncertainty and QOL (r = -.421, p</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:22:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:22:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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