Bridging the transition from hospital to home: effects of the VITAL telehealth program on recovery for CABG surgery patients and their caregivers.

Abstract

The purpose of this randomized trial was to determine whether coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients and their caregivers who received telehealth follow-up had greater improvements in anxiety levels from pre-surgery to 3 weeks after discharge than did those who received standard care. Secondary outcomes included changes in depressive symptoms and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/nur.21571

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@article{KeepingBurke2013BridgingTT, title={Bridging the transition from hospital to home: effects of the VITAL telehealth program on recovery for CABG surgery patients and their caregivers.}, author={Lisa Keeping-Burke and Margaret Purden and Nancy Frasure-Smith and Sylvie Cossette and Frank G McCarthy and R Amsel}, journal={Research in nursing & health}, year={2013}, volume={36 6}, pages={540-53} }