Fatigue after colorectal surgery and its relationship to patient expectations.

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BACKGROUND Feelings of fatigue are pronounced even after uncomplicated abdominal surgery. Patient expectations are associated with a variety of postsurgical outcomes, but few data about fatigue prevalence, nature, and time frame are available for patients and health professionals. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the effect of patient… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2008.01.030

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