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Table 2 Psychological characteristics, N = 229

From: Octo- and nonagenarians’ outlook on life and death when living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator: a cross-sectional study

Characteristica Valueb
Perceived ICD experience
 Experiences of the ICD-treatment (“good/very good”) 213 (96.8%)
 Pain experience with the latest shock, numeric rating scale (score 0–10) 4.1 (3.2)
 Anxiety experience with the latest shock, numeric rating scale (score 0–10) 3.6 (2.9)
Quality-of-life (EQ-5D)
 Quality-of-life index, mean 783 (.212)
 Quality-of-life, visual analogue scale, total (score 0–100) 67.4 (18.4)
 Poor quality-of-life, visual analogue scale, 0–65 71 (34.1%)
 Moderate quality-of-life, visual analogue scale, 66–79 74 (35.6%)
 Good quality-of-life, visual analogue scale, 80–100 63 (30.3%)
Psychological distress
 Symptoms of anxiety (HADS-A) 32 (14.6%)
 Symptoms of depression (HADS-D) 25 (11.2%)
 ICD-related concerns (ICDC) 57 (26.1%)
 Low perceived control (CAS) 71 (32.0%)
 Percieved social support (MSPSS), (score 12–84) 71.4 (15.1)
  1. aSelf-reported by subjects
  2. bData are presented as mean (SD) or n (%)