Symptom management strategies of Jordanian patients following coronary artery bypass grafting surgery
Zaher Mohammed Al-Daakak, Ali Ahmad Ammouri, Chandrani Isac, Huda Gharaibeh and Ibtisam Al-Zaru
Version of Record online: 30 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12445
What is already known about this topic?
- •The physical and psychological discomforts experienced by patients after CABG have been comprehensively illuminated in literature.
- •The manner in which these symptoms are managed by post CABG patients has not been consistently or comprehensively explored internationally.
What this paper adds:
- •The most frequently symptom management strategies employed by CABG patients were use of medications (79%), repositioning (54%) and rest (45%).
- •Symptom management strategies utilized by post CABG patients for poor appetite, sleeping problem and fatigue had significant associations with demographic variables.
The implications of this paper:
- •The study findings provide benefits for the pre and postoperative CABG patients.
- •By providing information on the symptoms expected after surgery and the possible ways to manage them, it psychologically strengthens patients that the CABG experience is within the realm of self-management and coping.