Psychoeducational support to post cardiac surgery heart failure patients and their partners--a randomised pilot study.

@article{gren2015PsychoeducationalST,
  title={Psychoeducational support to post cardiac surgery heart failure patients and their partners--a randomised pilot study.},
  author={S. Magnus {\AA}gren and S{\"o}ren Lennart Berg and Rolf Svedjeholm and Anna Str{\"o}mberg},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={10-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Postoperative heart failure is a serious complication that changes the lives of both the person who is critically ill and family in many ways. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of an intervention in postoperative heart failure patient-partner dyads regarding health, symptoms of depression and perceived control. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY/DESIGN Pilot study with a randomised controlled design evaluating psychosocial support and education from an interdisciplinary team… CONTINUE READING

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