Factors associated with caregiver depressive symptoms, outcomes, and perceived physical health after coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Halm2007FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with caregiver depressive symptoms, outcomes, and perceived physical health after coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Margo A. Halm and Tamilyn Bakas},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={508-15}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass surgery patients often rely on spouses for assistance during recovery. Caregiving may be stressful, adversely affecting caregiver physical and emotional health and, therefore, ability to provide care. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS This cross-sectional correlational study investigated factors associated with caregiver depressive symptoms, outcomes, and perceived physical health. Using a model from existing theories, these dependent variables were considered "health… CONTINUE READING