|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|2651760||1139526||2015||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
ObjectiveTo examine if the caregiving for patients with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is related to a poorer health status and more distress compared to patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).BackgroundPartners distress may influence patient outcomes and is therefore an important aspect in the care of LVAD and ICD patients.MethodsMulti-center prospective observational study with 6 months follow-up of 33 LVAD partners (27% men; mean age = 54 ± 10 years) and 414 ICD partners (22% men; mean age = 60 ± 12 years).ResultsLVAD partners reported better physical (F = 10.71, p = .001) but poorer mental health status (F = 14.82, p < .001) and higher depression scores compared to ICD partners (F = 3.68, p = .05) at 6 months follow-up, also in adjusted analyses. There was no significant difference between groups on anxiety.ConclusionCaregivers of LVAD patients show higher distress levels compared to caregivers of ICD patients. LVAD partners may have a need for support beyond what is offered currently in clinical practice.
Journal: Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Volume 44, Issue 1, January–February 2015, Pages 27–32