Impact of using a home communication device on postoperative recovery outcomes in the elderly cardiac surgical patient

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158769
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Presentation
Title:
Impact of using a home communication device on postoperative recovery outcomes in the elderly cardiac surgical patient
Abstract:
Impact of using a home communication device on postoperative recovery outcomes in the elderly cardiac surgical patient
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Barnason, Susan
P.I. Institution Name:University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 113 Fairfield Hall, PO Box 880620, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0620, USA
Contact Telephone:402.472.7359
Use of a care delivery model that has comprehensive follow-up care results in beneficial outcomes. The addition of a device called Health Buddy (a small communication device in home) could provide more timely information to providers for monitoring patients resulting in more optimal outcomes. The purpose of this feasibility study will be to examine the impact of the Health Buddy on elderly (65 years or greater) patients who have had a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on selected patient outcomes (symptom occurrence, cardiac related complications, functional status, and risk factor modification), in the early discharge period (two, four and six weeks) and at three months after hospital discharge. Thirty three patients were enrolled in this project (17 in routine group and 16 in the Health Buddy group). All patients were enrolled during hospitalization and followed in the home by telephone and/or health buddy. Preliminary results using descriptive statistics revealed the most frequently occurring symptoms in both groups (with more in routine group) were fatigue, sleep disruption, swelling, and poor appetite. Frequently occurring problems were stomach problems, constipation, nervousness and fluid in the lungs. Feasibility data will be used to revise scripting for the Health Buddy intervention for future studies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImpact of using a home communication device on postoperative recovery outcomes in the elderly cardiac surgical patienten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158769-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of using a home communication device on postoperative recovery outcomes in the elderly cardiac surgical patient</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barnason, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Nebraska Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 113 Fairfield Hall, PO Box 880620, Lincoln, NE, 68588-0620, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">402.472.7359</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sbarnaso@unmc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Use of a care delivery model that has comprehensive follow-up care results in beneficial outcomes. The addition of a device called Health Buddy (a small communication device in home) could provide more timely information to providers for monitoring patients resulting in more optimal outcomes. The purpose of this feasibility study will be to examine the impact of the Health Buddy on elderly (65 years or greater) patients who have had a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on selected patient outcomes (symptom occurrence, cardiac related complications, functional status, and risk factor modification), in the early discharge period (two, four and six weeks) and at three months after hospital discharge. Thirty three patients were enrolled in this project (17 in routine group and 16 in the Health Buddy group). All patients were enrolled during hospitalization and followed in the home by telephone and/or health buddy. Preliminary results using descriptive statistics revealed the most frequently occurring symptoms in both groups (with more in routine group) were fatigue, sleep disruption, swelling, and poor appetite. Frequently occurring problems were stomach problems, constipation, nervousness and fluid in the lungs. Feasibility data will be used to revise scripting for the Health Buddy intervention for future studies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:22:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:22:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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