Discharge information needs and symptom distress after abdominal aortic surgery.

@article{Galloway1997DischargeIN,
  title={Discharge information needs and symptom distress after abdominal aortic surgery.},
  author={Scott Galloway and Darlene M Rebeyka and Marcy Saxe-Braithwaite and Natalie Bubela and Ann K McKibbon},
  journal={Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          9-15
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to describe the discharge information needs and symptom distress of people after abdominal aortic reconstructive surgery. Interviews (N = 51) were conducted prior to, and 4 weeks after, hospital discharge. People indicated that the most important information to help them manage their care after discharge related to the recognition, prevention and management of complications. Broken sleep and incisional pain were the most distressful of symptoms prior to hospital… CONTINUE READING

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