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BACKGROUND Despite successful coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, some patients continue to experience fatigue after their surgery. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this secondary analysis study was to examine the relationships of fatigue and early recovery outcomes (psychosocial and physiologic functioning, and physical activity) over time (6 weeks and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the influence during the early postoperative period of selected nursing interventions on mood and anxiety of patients undergoing heart surgery. DESIGN Prospective, repeated measures, quasiexperimental, random assignment. SETTING The cardiovascular intensive care and progressive care units of a midwestern community hospital were used(More)
OBJECTIVE This pilot study examined the effect of a home communication intervention (HCI) to augment home health care (HHC) on functioning and recovery outcomes of elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft. DESIGN A randomized, experimental two-group (N = 50) repeated-measures design was used. Both HCI and control subjects received HHC, and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting often experience numerous symptoms after surgery. There is a need for a symptom tool for this population that is disease-specific, comprehensive, and responsive to change. AIMS The aims of this study were to describe the development and preliminary content validity testing of the(More)
The purpose of this subset analysis was to examine the effect of a symptom management (SM) intervention on postoperative symptom evaluation, physical functioning, and physical activity among the female participants (N = 40) of the larger parent study of coronary artery bypass graft patients aged 65 years and older. The intervention group (n = 23) had(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine functional status outcomes among patients with a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) over time (ie, at baseline; 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after surgery) and the impact of selected patient characteristics (ie, age, sex, comorbidities, and cardiac rehabilitation participation) on functional outcomes. DESIGN A prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 30% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures have diabetes and, as such, are at increased risk for postoperative complications and a lengthy recovery. OBJECTIVE To test the feasibility of an in-home early recovery management intervention to improve physical and psychosocial functioning in the diabetic(More)
The purpose of this experimental study was to determine the effects of second and third day postoperative music interventions (music, music video) on pain and sleep in 96 postoperative patients having CABG surgery. The Verbal Rating Scale scores obtained before and after each 30-minute session showed that pain decreased over time for all three groups with(More)
The purposes of this study were to investigate the relationship of postoperative anxiety and pain following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and to determine the effects of level of anxiety, demographic, and other factors on the level of postoperative pain. Pain intensity, sensory pain, and affective pain were measured along with anxiety on(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess and describe the multidimensional postoperative pain experience of patients (N = 194) undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) using the McGill Pain Questionnaire. Postoperative pain significantly decreased from postoperative day 2 to postoperative day 3 for all components of the McGill Pain(More)