Functional Performance Outcomes and Quality of Life in the Elderly Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147963
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Presentation
Title:
Functional Performance Outcomes and Quality of Life in the Elderly Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Abstract:
Functional Performance Outcomes and Quality of Life in the Elderly Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:King, Sharon N., BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Dalhousie University
Title:RN
Co-Authors:Judith McFetridge, PhD; Barbara Downe-Wamboldt, PhD
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) has become a major method of treatment for the elderly and as the population ages demands for cardiac surgery are increasing. Cardiac surgery in the elderly is complex, due to the high incidence of co-morbidities. This is not to say that elderly persons should not be given the option of cardiac surgery. However, as healthcare professionals we need to address the question of risk verses benefit; are the cardiac benefits realized at the detriment to other systems and the overall functional capability of the patient? There is evidence in the literature that functional status and quality of life measures can be used as significant predictors of success among elderly persons. More specifically, baseline functional status and quality of life measures are now viewed as reliable predictors of outcome following CABG. This study provided quality of life and functional status to be closely examined using a descriptive, exploratory design. Ten elderly persons underwent intense testing, prior to, and six to ten weeks following CABG surgery. Functional status was examined using the Duke Activity Status Index, Physical Performance testing and the Six Minute Walk test. Quality of life was examined using the Nottingham Health Profile. This research provided insight into the physiological and psychological impact of cardiac surgery on these individuals. This research provides tools to the healthcare team to ensure appropriate pre-operative selection of the elderly patient and thus their long term success following CABG. This research will refine our knowledge of how therapeutic modalities are examined; therefore encouraging our nursing practice to change in order to provide elderly, who undergo cardiac surgery, the most optimal outcome.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFunctional Performance Outcomes and Quality of Life in the Elderly Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graftingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147963-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Functional Performance Outcomes and Quality of Life in the Elderly Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">King, Sharon N., BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dalhousie University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">snking@dal.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judith McFetridge, PhD; Barbara Downe-Wamboldt, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) has become a major method of treatment for the elderly and as the population ages demands for cardiac surgery are increasing. Cardiac surgery in the elderly is complex, due to the high incidence of co-morbidities. This is not to say that elderly persons should not be given the option of cardiac surgery. However, as healthcare professionals we need to address the question of risk verses benefit; are the cardiac benefits realized at the detriment to other systems and the overall functional capability of the patient? There is evidence in the literature that functional status and quality of life measures can be used as significant predictors of success among elderly persons. More specifically, baseline functional status and quality of life measures are now viewed as reliable predictors of outcome following CABG. This study provided quality of life and functional status to be closely examined using a descriptive, exploratory design. Ten elderly persons underwent intense testing, prior to, and six to ten weeks following CABG surgery. Functional status was examined using the Duke Activity Status Index, Physical Performance testing and the Six Minute Walk test. Quality of life was examined using the Nottingham Health Profile. This research provided insight into the physiological and psychological impact of cardiac surgery on these individuals. This research provides tools to the healthcare team to ensure appropriate pre-operative selection of the elderly patient and thus their long term success following CABG. This research will refine our knowledge of how therapeutic modalities are examined; therefore encouraging our nursing practice to change in order to provide elderly, who undergo cardiac surgery, the most optimal outcome.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:38:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:38:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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