The Hospitalization Experience of Chinese Older Adults after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Qualitative Study
Received Date: Feb 13, 2018 / Accepted Date: May 10, 2018 / Published Date: May 25, 2018
Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the hospitalization experience of Chinese older adults after coronary artery bypass surgery.
Methods: A qualitative phenomenological approach was adopted. The study was conducted in cardiac surgery department of two hospitals (two 3000-bed hospitals in Wuhan, China) over a 7-month period from October 2016 to April 2017. A total of 28(P1-P28) Chinese older adults (age 60 or older) participated (Age: 68.17 ± 7.92). The data were collected within one week after CABG using semi-structured interviews. The data were analysed using the Colaizzi phenomenological method.
Results: Four main themes describing the hospitalization experience of Chinese older adults after coronary artery bypass surgery emerged: anxiety due to a lack of awareness of the operation, a lack to adaptation to the life in the hospital, a lack of rehabilitation programs and remaining in a passive status.
Conclusions: Chinese old adults are in bad status and a passive role after CABG, wherefore nurses should take into consideration the mental state and attitudes to rehabilitation and provide them with more assessment and care during perioperation.
Keywords: Aged; Coronary Disease; Qualitative Research
Citation: Zhang Y, Zhou P, Chen S, Li M, Wang Y, et al. (2018) The Hospitalization Experience of Chinese Older Adults after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Qualitative Study. Glob J Nurs Forensic Stud 2: 115. Doi: 10.4172/2572-0899.1000115
Copyright: © 2018 Zhou P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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