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Keywords

Adaptation, Coronary artery bypass grafting, Elderly, Family stress, Psychological well-being

 

Authors

  1. McLain, Rhonda M. DSN, RN
  2. Dashiff, Carol PhD, RN, LMFT

Abstract

As our population ages, more elderly patients will undergo coronary artery bypass grafting. The psychological well-being of a patient is influenced by many factors, including family support. This descriptive, correlational pilot study was conducted to examine the relationship between family characteristics and psychological well-being in elderly coronary artery bypass grafting patients. The results of this study, which consists of 42 participants, are presented, as well as implications for critical care nursing.