Patient perception of cardiovascular surgical patient education

K. L. Grady, D. J. Buckley, N. S. Cisar, N. M. Fink, S. D. Ryan

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After surgery, 100 adult cardiac surgical patients participated in a study to determine what information was important to them and how well prepared they were. Questionnaires were administered 5 to 10 days after surgery and 1 to 4 weeks after discharge. In general patients received information that they perceived to be important, and they believed that preparation was more than adequate. Patients indicated a need to know more information about medication side effects than they received, and they did not desire as much information about emotional changes or sexual activity as the literature suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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