Social support and long-term recovery from coronary artery surgery: effects on patients and spouses.

@article{King1993SocialSA,
  title={Social support and long-term recovery from coronary artery surgery: effects on patients and spouses.},
  author={Kathleen B. King and Harry T. Reis and Laura A. Porter and L H Norsen},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          56-63
        }
}
  • Kathleen B. King, Harry T. Reis, +1 author L H Norsen
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    Health psychology : official…
    1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Using a longitudinal design, the effect of social support on recovery from coronary bypass surgery was examined in 155 patients and 103 of their spouses. Perception of the availability of 5 types of social support was relatively stable from preoperation to 1 year after surgery and was significantly related to emotional and functional outcomes. Of the 5 types of support measured, only esteem support was significantly and consistently related to outcomes for patients and spouses. This… CONTINUE READING

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