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Crescent Journal of
Medical and Biological Sciences
Jan 2014, Vol 1, Issue 1
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Stressors in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery and Attitudes of Nurses and Patients
Mitra Mousavi Shabestari, Razieh Parizad
Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

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Keywords : Attitude of Nurses and Patients, Cardiac Surgery, Stressors
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Abstract
Objective: Cardiac surgery is an important event an individual’s life and can cause the collapse of the economic, personal, and professional life of the person and impair their physical functioning. Fear, anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems may be experienced by the operated patient. Assessment of the causes of anxiety and stress requires the awareness of nurses and patients of these factors which differ from each other. The aim of this review study was to examine nurses' views regarding stressors of coronary artery bypass surgery.

Materials and Methods: This research was a review study and was conducted by reviewing the literature related to this topic and also visiting the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), PubMed, and other authentic websites.

Results: It is better that nurses and patients have an open relationship at any given time and nurses encourage the patients to speak about their anxiety. Evaluating patients’ perception of fear and anxiety may help identify patients at risk of substantial psychological stress.

Conclusion: According to previous studies, in general, the assessment of individuals should be one of the goals of nursing care so that appropriate trainings can be provided according to the needs of patients and patients can be assisted in coping with stressors.

 

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