Cover Image

Quality of life of patients with implanted cardiac devices: a transversal study

Solange Braun, Juliana Krüger, Emiliane Nogueira de Souza, Eneida Rejane Rabelo

Abstract


Objective: Evaluate the quality of life (QL) of patients with implanted cardiac devices and describe the recognition of electromagnetic sources, and symptoms, in the event of failure of the device. Methods: This is a transversal study that used the SF-36 questionnaire and an instrument developed to observe other variables. Results: The research included 56 patients, 58±13 years of age, predominantly male. In relation to QL, scores were: functional capacity = 58±26; pain = 65±32; vitality = 58±26; social aspects = 72±31; mental health = 69±26; physical aspects = 12.5(0-50); emotional aspects = 33(0-100); general health status = 49±25. The majority of the patients (91%) know that the device could suffer from interference. Conclusions: The sample of this study showed low QL scores in physical and emotional aspects, and in general health status. Besides that, patients were aware that the devices could suffer from magnetic interference, but they could not name the main sources of that interference.


Keywords


Cardiac Arrhythmia; Cardiodefibrillator; Cardiac Resynchronizer.

References


Dickstein K, Cohen-Solal A, Filippatos G, McMurray JJV, Ponikowski P, Poole-Wilson PA, et al. ESC Guidelines for the diagnostic and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2008. Eur Heart J. 2008;29:2388-442.

Soares DJ, Toledo JAS, Santos LF, Lima, RMB, Galdeano, LE. Qualidade de vida de portadores de insuficiência cardíaca. Acta Paul Enferm. 2008;21(2):243-8.

Butolo-Vido M.Quintella-Fernandes R. Quality of life: considerations about concept and instruments of measure. Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing [serial on the Internet]. ; [Cited 2011 November 26]; 6(2):[about 15 p.]. Available from: http://www.objnursing.uff.br/index.php/nursing/article/view/870

Costa R, Silva KR, Mendonça RC, Nishioka S, Siqueira S, Tamaki WT, et al. Incidência de choques e qualidade de vida em jovens com cardioversor-desfibrilador implantável. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2007;88(3):258-64.

Alencar LS, Cruz ICF da. Orientações de enfermagem na alta do paciente no pós implante de cardiodesfibrilador implantável na unidade de alta complexidade: prática de enfermagem baseada em evidência. Journal of Specialized Nursing Care. 2008;1(1):1-13.

Ciconelli RM, Ferraz MB, Santos W, Meinão I, Quaresma MR. Tradução para a língua portuguesa e validação do questionário genérico avaliação de qualidade de vida SF-36. Rev Bras Reumatol. 1999;39(3):143-50.

Sears SF, Conti JB. Psychological aspects of cardiac devices and recalls in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Am J Cardiol. 2006;98:565-7.

Sociedade Brasileira de Cardiologia. Diretrizes Brasileiras de Dispositivos Cardíacos Eletrônicos Implantáveis (DCEI). Arq Bras Cardiol. 2007;89(6):e210-e238.

Echer IC. Elaboração de manuais de orientação para o cuidado em saúde. Rev Latino-Am Enferm. 2005;13(5):754-7.

Pelletier D, Gallagher R, Mitten-Lewis S, McKinley S, Squire J. Australian implantable cardiac desfibrillator recipients: Quality-of-life issues. Int J Nurs Pract. 2002;8(2):68-74.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.20120051



 

The articles published in Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing are indexed, classified, linked, or summarized by:

 

Affiliated to:

Sources of Support:

 

The OBJN is linked also to the main Universities Libraries around the world.

Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing. ISSN: 1676-4285

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons:Noncommercial-No Derivative Works License.