Journal article

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator knowledge and end-of-life device deactivation: A cross-sectional survey

Samantha M McEvedy, Jan Cameron, Eugene Lugg, Jennifer Miller, Chris Haedtke, Muna Hammash, Martha J Biddle, Kyoung Suk Lee, Justin A Mariani, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, Misook Lee Chung, Debra K Moser

PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: End-of-life implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation discussions should commence before device implantation and be ongoing, yet many implantable cardioverter defibrillators remain active in patients' last days. AIM: To examine associations among implantable cardioverter defibrillator knowledge, patient characteristics and attitudes to implantable cardioverter defibrillator deactivation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey using the Experiences, Attitudes and Knowledge of End-of-Life Issues in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patients Questionnaire. Participants were classified as insufficient or sufficient implantable cardioverter defibrillator knowledge and the two g..

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Awarded by NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: In Australia, this study received funding from a faculty grant provided by Australian Catholic University (ACU). In the United States, the study was funded by a research professor award from the University of Kentucky and an internal initiative grant from the University of Louisville.