Patient and Partner Intervention to Improve Outcomes After an Implantable Cardioverter Defib

Patient and Partner Intervention to Improve Outcomes After an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Type of Study
Heart & Vascular - Other Trials
Location
Cherry Hill Campus
Short Description

Over a five-year period we will test the effects of a 12-week patient+partner intervention against a patient-only intervention in the first year subsequent to ICD implantation, using a 2-group randomized clinical trial design.  Relevant data will be collected on ICD patients and intimate partners at hospital discharge:  1, 3, 6, and 12 months post-ICD implantation.  The four major outcomes are:  physical functioning, psychological adjustment, healthcare utilization, and relationship impact.  All interventions are designed to be delivered over the telephone or through U.S. mail in order to reach ICD patients and partners who are not able to drive and live in rural areas.

Status
Open
Principal Investigator
Cynthia M. Dougherty, ARNP PhD
Eligibility Notes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. First ICD implantation due to either primary or secondary prevention of SCA in the patient
  2. Intimate partner (spouse, lover, or life partner) living at the same residence and willing to participate
  3. Able to read, speak, and write English
  4. Access to telephone for 1 year after ICD implantation

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical co-morbidities that severely impair cognitive and physical functioning at telephone screening
  2. Short BLESSED score >6
  3. Age is less than 21 years.
  4. AUDIT-C score >4 for alcohol use
  5. ASSIST 2.0 score >4 for daily non-medical use of opiates or hallucinogens.
Start Date
8/3/2010
Contact Name
Kathy Ringwood
Phone
206-616-0106
Alternate Phone
206-221-7927
Email
ringwood@uw.edu
Alternate Email
cindyd@uw.edu