The Prevalence of Symptom Preoccupation and Its Role in AF-related Disability

Symptom Preoccupation in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and Its Role in AF-related Disability

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Karolinska Institutet

Source Karolinska Institutet
Brief Summary

A cross-sectional study (N=400) will investigate the prevalence of symptom preoccupation and its role in AF-related disability. Subjectively-rated assessments will be gathered from 400 AF patients.

Detailed Description

In the present study we aim to investigate symptom preoccupation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) to further improve the understanding of the role of psychological factors in AF-related disability. A cross-sectional study (N=400) will investigate the prevalence of symptom preoccupation and its role in AF-related disability. Subjectively-rated assessments will be gathered from 400 AF patients.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date December 24, 2019
Completion Date October 10, 2020
Primary Completion Date October 10, 2020
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
[Time Frame: From baseline to 12 weeks] Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality-of-Life (AFEQT) Baseline
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Cardiac Anxiety Questionnaire (CAQ) Baseline
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Baseline
The Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) Baseline
Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI) Baseline
Bodily Sensation Questionnaire (BSQ) Baseline
The University of Toronto Atrial Fibrillation Severity Scale (AFSS) Baseline
The Symptoms Checklist, Frequency and Severity Scale (SCL) Baseline
Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-4) Baseline
World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) Baseline
AF behaviors Baseline
Demographics Baseline
Medical history Baseline
Enrollment 400
Condition
Eligibility

Sampling method: Probability Sample

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- 18 years of age

- Diagnoses with AF

- Able to read Swedish and access to computer

Exclusion Criteria:

-

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: N/A

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Brjánn Ljótsson, PhD Principal Investigator Karolinska Institutet
Overall Contact

Last name: Josefin Särnholm, Msc

Phone: 0736373295

Email: [email protected]

Location
facility status contact investigator Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Brjánn Ljótsson, PhD + 46 707176562 brjánn.ljó[email protected] Brjánn Ljótsson, PhD Principal Investigator Frieder Braunschweig, MD, PhD Sub-Investigator
Location Countries

Sweden

Verification Date

February 2020

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Karolinska Institutet

Investigator full name: Brjann Ljotsson

Investigator title: Associate Professor

Keywords
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Study Design Info

Observational model: Other

Time perspective: Other

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov