Journal article

Perceived control and quality of life among recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Muna Hammash, Samantha M McEvedy, Jesse Wright, Jan Cameron, Jennifer Miller, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, Martha J Biddle, Amy Wimsatt, Melanie Schrader, Rachel Vickers Smith, Misook L Chung, Debra K Moser

Australian Critical Care | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Perceived control is strongly associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients with chronic conditions, and it is possible to increase perceived control with appropriate intervention. Little is known about the relationship between perceived control and HRQOL in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship of perceived control with quality of life in ICD recipients and to determine predictors of perceived control in this population. METHODS: A total of 263 ICD recipients (63% male, age 61 ± 14 years) completed the Control Attitude Scale-Revised to measure perceived control and completed self-reported measur..

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