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Documentation of symptoms in the medical record provides clinicians and researchers with valuable information about the patient’s experience during acute myocardial infarction (AMI). To examine the consistency between the patient’s reported symptoms and the medical record, 215 patients were...
Heart failure (HF) affects more than one million older Americans. As the population ages, the incidence of HF will increase. The purpose of this study was to identify variables that profile elders hospitalized with HF who are at high risk for poor postdischarge outcomes. A total of 103 patients...
Family support has rarely been viewed as a relational phenomenon with interactional dynamics that shape individual and family experiences of cardiac recovery. This article describes a hermeneutic inquiry based on a retrospective review of videotapes of 24 clinical outpatient sessions between a...
The purpose of this study was to examine the stress process in Black Americans by exploring chronic stress, emotions, age, body mass index, and blood pressure within the context of gender and socioeconomic position (SEP). The convenience sample of middle-class Black Americans ( N = 211) ranged...
Improvement following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has been reported to be less in women than men. Relationships between exercise behavior and functional status of men and women 5 to 6 years after CABG have not been examined in a representative patient sample. This study compared...
The purpose of this trial was to determine the effectiveness of advanced practice nursing support on cardiac surgery patients’ during the first 5 weeks following hospital discharge. Patients ( N = 200) were randomly allocated to two groups: (a) an intervention group who received telephone calls...
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