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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158780
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Recovery experiences of patients following abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
Abstract:
Recovery experiences of patients following abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Childs, Mary
Contact Telephone:440.349.3906
Few empirically- and theoretically- based interventions exist to assist individuals after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. To develop a home preparatory intervention, patient perspectives of their recovery experience were sought. Using Jean Johnson’s (1999) theory of self-regulation, descriptions of the recovery experience and behaviors most helpful to manage recovery during the first month after AAA repair were identified. A convenience sample of 3 women and 8 men (mean age=72; SD=7.7) were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide at weekly intervals over the first 4 weeks after discharge. Data were collected until theoretical saturation occurred. Descriptive statistics and content analysis were used to describe recovery experiences. Results indicated that adverse physical sensations occurred most frequently during the first two weeks after discharged and gradually decreased over time. At four weeks subjects still reported sensations with lack of energy (72%), activity level (63%), sleep disturbance (63%) and incision discomfort (30%). Negative emotions reported included worried (45%, n=5), anxiety (36%, n=4), feeling down or depressed (36%, n=4), fear (27%, n=3) and anger (18%, n=2). These patient descriptions will be used to design and test a preparatory discharge information intervention.
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.titleRecovery experiences of patients following abdominal aortic aneurysm surgeryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158780-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Recovery experiences of patients following abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Childs, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">440.349.3906</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wmbchilds@aol.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Few empirically- and theoretically- based interventions exist to assist individuals after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. To develop a home preparatory intervention, patient perspectives of their recovery experience were sought. Using Jean Johnson&rsquo;s (1999) theory of self-regulation, descriptions of the recovery experience and behaviors most helpful to manage recovery during the first month after AAA repair were identified. A convenience sample of 3 women and 8 men (mean age=72; SD=7.7) were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide at weekly intervals over the first 4 weeks after discharge. Data were collected until theoretical saturation occurred. Descriptive statistics and content analysis were used to describe recovery experiences. Results indicated that adverse physical sensations occurred most frequently during the first two weeks after discharged and gradually decreased over time. At four weeks subjects still reported sensations with lack of energy (72%), activity level (63%), sleep disturbance (63%) and incision discomfort (30%). Negative emotions reported included worried (45%, n=5), anxiety (36%, n=4), feeling down or depressed (36%, n=4), fear (27%, n=3) and anger (18%, n=2). These patient descriptions will be used to design and test a preparatory discharge information intervention.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:23:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:23:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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