Exploring the Education and Learning Needs of People Living with an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator ICD


This study will involve virtual interviews to better understand the learning needs of patients and their family members around the time of Insertion of an Implantable Defibrillator. This interview will take up to 30-60 minutes and it will be recorded.

The purpose is to allow us to:
- To identify the gaps in current patient teaching
- To identify their learning needs
- To improve the current teaching program into a patient-centric program


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

• Patients age 18 and over living with an ICD across Canada
• Able and willing to provide informed consent
• Able and additional willingness to participate in a virtual interview
• Caregivers or family members of patients with ICDs

Exclusion criteria:

Inability to speak, understand English


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Lucy Reyes

Principal investigator:

Satish Raj

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