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Title: Complex factors that influence patient and partner and dyad outcome 4 months after coronary artery bypass surgery
Author(s): Thomson, Patricia
Supervisor(s): Niven, Catherine
Peck, David F
Keywords: CABG
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: University of Stirling
Abstract: Background: Coronary heart disease (CHD) remains a major cause of death and ill- health in Scotland. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) aims to relieve CHD symptoms, improve quality of life and increase life expectancy in high-risk groups. Partners may positively or negatively influence patient outcome, and they too may be adversely affected by the experience of CABG. Health care is currently organised around the patient. The partner's is seen as merely assisting patient recovery. Their health and well-being is neglected despite them being at an increased risk of CHD. Research has been limited in the partner variables that have been examined. Their health needs and concerns and the influence of the patient on partner outcome have seldom been examined and the effects of CABG on the dyad. The dyad has not previously been examined as an outcome variable of interest.
Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Affiliation: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

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