Styles of adjustment to coronary graft surgery.

  title={Styles of adjustment to coronary graft surgery.},
  author={A R Radley and Raymond Green},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={20 5},
Using Herzlich's descriptions of styles of adaptation to illness a conceptual scheme is offered which sets out four potential modes of adjustment to illness (ACCOMMODATION, ACTIVE-DENIAL, RESIGNATION, SECONDARY GAIN). A study is reported in which a group of 40 patients attending for CABGS were interviewed to assess their adjustment style, their expectations of surgery and their pattern of activities. A second group of 40 patients who had received CABGS approx. 11 months previously were also… CONTINUE READING