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Table 2 Components of the 12-week web-based intervention

From: Rationale and design of WEBCARE: A randomized, controlled, web-based behavioral intervention trial in cardioverter-defibrillator patients to reduce anxiety and device concerns and enhance quality of life

Components Topics dealt with
▪ Psycho-education about the ICD ▪ Emotional reactions to ICD therapy
▪ Problem-solving skills ▪ Which aspects of ICD therapy may lead to distress
▪ Cognitive restructuring ▪ How to deal with shocks
  ▪ Disease-specific issues and fears
▪ Relaxation training ▪ How to prevent the avoidance of activities
▪ Personalized feedback by a therapist via the computer ▪ Interpretation of bodily symptoms
  ▪ How to cope with uncertainty
  ▪ Help-seeking behaviour
  ▪ How to cope with stress