Caregiver burden and outcomes of caregiving of spouses of patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

@article{Halm2007CaregiverBA,
  title={Caregiver burden and outcomes of caregiving of spouses of patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery.},
  author={Margo A. Halm and Diane Treat-Jacobson and Ruth A Lindquist and Kay Savik},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2007},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={170-87}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery often rely on spouses for care during recovery. Although often meaningful, caregiving may be stressful and affect spouses' ability to provide care to the patient. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare burden and caregiving outcomes across three groups of spouses. Spouse groups varied by the interval of time between surgery and follow-up, which may have been 3, 6, or 12 months. METHODS This cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING

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