Discharge training and counselling increase self-care ability and reduce postdischarge problems in CABG patients

CEBECİ F., Celik S. S.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, vol.17, no.3, pp.412-420, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.01952.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.412-420
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aims and objectives. The aim of this study was to determine how discharge training and counselling provided to patients, who had undergone coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, had effects on patients' self-care ability and on the problems encountered after discharge. The objectives were to help patients develop self-care behaviour to deal more comfortably with the problems caused by the disease and, hopefully, to reduce the number of problems they may encounter.