A prospective evaluation of the psychosocial effects of coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Langeluddecke1989APE,
  title={A prospective evaluation of the psychosocial effects of coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Pauline M Langeluddecke and Gregory R Fulcher and Drew Baird and Clarissa Hughes and Christopher C Tennant},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1989},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={37-45}
}
Eighty-nine patients were prospectively studied to determine psychological and psychosocial impairment prior to and after coronary artery graft surgery (CAGS). Psychological morbidity prior to surgery was high, with one-third having clinically significant levels of depression and/or anxiety symptoms. Scores on the Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness Scale indicated a generally high level of psychosocial impairment pre-operatively, with vocational and domestic functioning being most severely… CONTINUE READING

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