Sylvia Larsson

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OBJECTIVE It is important that patients for whom cardiac surgery is planned are supplied with structured oral and written information regarding their disease and its treatment, so that they can understand and discuss the coming operation and the risk of complications. The aim was to describe patients' experiences of information regarding possible(More)
BACKGROUND Patients waiting for cardiac surgery experience the period from decision about surgery to the operation as long, heavy and dreary. AIMS The aim was to describe patients' experiences of support in the form of important events during the waiting period. METHODS The design was qualitative and the 'critical incident' technique was used. Incidents(More)
OBJECTIVE Pain measurement is a necessity in pain treatment but can be difficult in young children. The aim of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Behavioural Observational Pain Scale (BOPS) as a postoperative pain measurement scale for children aged 1-7 yrs. The scale assesses three elements of pain behaviors: facial expression,(More)
BACKGROUND Describing the illness-story from a patient perspective could increase understanding of living with a chronic disease for health professionals and others, facilitate decision-making about treatment and enhance information about the outcome from a patient perspective. AIM To illuminate patients' illness experiences of having a gastro-oesophageal(More)
The purpose of this descriptive cohort study was to describe patients with hip fracture on the basis of ASA physical status and to identify preoperative risk factors associated with postoperative outcome up to 4 months after surgery. Data were collected prospectively through the Swedish National Hip Fracture and Anesthetic registers and retrospectively from(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The Organic Brain Syndrome (OBS) Scale was developed to determine elderly patients' disturbances of awareness and orientation as to time, place and own identity, and assessment of various emotional and behavioural symptoms appearing in delirium, dementia and other organic mental diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the OBS(More)
The purpose of this descriptive cohort study was to identify perioperative risk factors associated with postoperative outcome up to 4 months after surgery in elderly patients with hip fracture. Data were collected prospectively through the Swedish National Hip Fracture, the local Acute and Emergency, and Anesthesia registers, and retrospectively from(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to survey the rate and cause of cancellations of planned cardiac operations at a Swedish clinic during 1999, and to study how the patients were affected. DESIGN Questionnaires were distributed to 74 patients who had their operations cancelled. Their mood after discharge was measured with The Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale.(More)
Sedation in critically ill patients is a complex issue and at the same time an important concept for ensuring patient comfort. The aim of this study was to review the current practice of sedation for patients on mechanical ventilation in Swedish intensive care units (ICUs). Questionnaires were sent by post to head nurses in 89 ICUs with mechanically(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to describe postponements or complete cancellations of planned cardiac operations at a Swedish hospital during 1999 and the reception the patients received from the staff in connection with this, from the inpatient's perspective. DESIGN A qualitative descriptive design inspired by content analysis was used. Data were collected(More)