Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi: AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology Impact Factor & Information
Current impact factor: 0.93
Impact Factor Rankings
|2015 Impact Factor ||Available summer 2016 |
|2014 Impact Factor ||0.927 |
|2013 Impact Factor ||0.755 |
|2012 Impact Factor ||0.715 |
|2011 Impact Factor ||0.439 |
|2010 Impact Factor ||0.407 |
|2009 Impact Factor ||0.378 |
Impact factor over time
|5-year impact ||0.75 |
|Cited half-life ||3.70 |
|Immediacy index ||0.44 |
|Eigenfactor ||0.00 |
|Article influence ||0.17 |
|ISSN ||1308-0032 |
Publications in this journal
Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi: AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology 11/2015;
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ABSTRACT: Objective:Objective: Despite premedication, anxiety in patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE ) is prevalent, often causing adverse physiological and psychological effects and contributing to decreased patients’ acceptance of examination. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of cognitive-behavioral intervention (CBI) in patients undergoing TEE and to assess its impact on the severity of anxiety, patient’s and physician’s comfort and administered dose of sedatives.
Methods:Methods: Our study was designed as a prospective, single center, single blinded, case controlled pilot study. The study group comprised 49 patients (26 men, 66±8 years) referred for TEE. Before the examination, 26 randomly selected patients underwent CBI. Sedatives were administered, if necessary. After the examination patient’s anxiety and comfort, as well as physician’s comfort were evaluated using dedicated questionnaires and scores. Intergroup comparison was performed using Student t-test for independent variables or Mann- Whitney U test and Pearson’s Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables.
Results:Results: The mean level of pre-TEE distress and anxiety in patients after CBI was significantly lower than in the group without intervention (p=0.022). Furthermore, we observed that the application of CBI significantly reduced patient’s discomfort (p<0.001) and resulted in increased comfort of physician (p<0.001) during TEE. The need of sedative administration (31% vs 91%, p<0.001) and its mean dose was significantly lower in patients after CBI (1.6±0.5mg vs 2.7±1.6mg midazolam, p=0.009).
Conclusion:Conclusions: Cognitive-behavioral intervention is feasible in patients undergoing TEE. It decreases patient’s anxiety and discomfort and increases physician’s comfort. It also results in reduced use of sedatives during the examination.
Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi: AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology 09/2015; DOI:10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2015.6514
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Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi: AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology 05/2015; DOI:10.5152/akd.2015.16406
Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi: AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology 05/2015; DOI:10.5152/akd.2015.17395
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