Author(s): Stomberg MW, Saxborn E, Gambreus S, Brattwall M, Jakobsson JG
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Abstract This literature review provides an overview of ten studies which assessed the patient's general recovery after discharge from hospital following elective surgery and anaesthesia. Ten multi-dimensional tools were identified and these included six common domain assessments: pain, physiological function, activities of daily living (ADL), emotions, nausea/vomiting and nutrition/elimination. Most of the tools assessed the recovery process by using patient-subjective reported outcomes on visual analogue (VAS) or pre-graded scales.
This article was published in J Perioper Pract
and referenced in Journal of Perioperative & Critical Intensive Care Nursing