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Table 3 Frequency of endorsements for support group topics

From: Delivering an efficient and effective support group for patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs): patient perspectives of key concerns and predictors of inclination to attend

Topic Number of endorsements
Information about heart conditions 72 (62%)
Impact of having an ICD on daily life 63 (54%)
Information about ICDs and how they function 63 (54%)
Coping with fear of shocks 62 (53%)
The emotional impact of having an ICD 47 (41%)
How our psychological reaction affects adjustment 35 (30%)
Impact on sex life 27 (23%)
Impact on relationships and changed roles 25 (22%)
Body image concerns 24 (21%)
Impact on self-image 21 (18%)