Sense of coherence: quality of life before and after coronary artery bypass surgery--a longitudinal study.

@article{Karlsson2000SenseOC,
  title={Sense of coherence: quality of life before and after coronary artery bypass surgery--a longitudinal study.},
  author={Ingela Karlsson and Eva W-O Berglin and P{\"a}r A Larsson},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1383-92}
}
The attention to patient outcome has nowadays extended from morbidity and mortality to an aspect of patients' benefits in terms of quality of life. One factor crucial for quality of life is coping capacity, in this study represented by the sense of coherence concept. Physical status and emotional state (often measured by comprehensive instruments not always suitable for clinical use) are also additionally used to reflect quality of life. The purpose was therefore to study sense of coherence and… CONTINUE READING