Spousal coping during the surgical wait.

  title={Spousal coping during the surgical wait.},
  author={Donna Trimm},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  volume={12 3},
The purpose of this study was to identify the coping strategies used by a patient's spouse and the perceived effectiveness of these coping strategies while waiting during a loved one's surgery. Forty spouses, male and female (age 25 to 65 years), waiting during a patient's surgery completed a demographic questionnaire and the Jalowiec Coping Scale. Mean scores of the styles and individual strategies were calculated and ranked in descending order. The optimistic coping strategy of "tried to… CONTINUE READING

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