Nadiye Ozer, Rahsan Akyil, Afife Yurttas.
The effect of education on the stress levels in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Pak J Med Sci Jan ;26(2):282-7.

Objectives: To investigate the effect of education on the stress levels associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery in the week after CABG surgery. Methodology: The study used a quasi-experimental design. Patients were selected through convenience sampling at a university hospital in Turkey. There were 60 patients in the study; 30 in the experimental group and another 30 in the control group. Data were collected using the Stressors Scale associated with CABG on the third day of the post-operative period. Results: Cronbach’s alpha of the scale was 0.89. Alpha coefficients ranged from 0.82 to 0.79.The difference between the score averages of the experimental and control group was p= 0.002 for the illness-related subscale, p=0.031 for the hospital-related subscale, and p= 0.006 in total. Conclusion: Education was effective for reduction of stress associated with CABG surgery.

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