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Recovery from gynaecological day surgery : are we underestimating the process

Cox, Helen and O`Connell, Beverly 2003, Recovery from gynaecological day surgery : are we underestimating the process, Ambulatory surgery, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 114-121, doi: 10.1016/S0966-6532(03)00007-6.

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Title Recovery from gynaecological day surgery : are we underestimating the process
Author(s) Cox, Helen
O`Connell, Beverly
Journal name Ambulatory surgery
Volume number 10
Issue number 3
Start page 114
End page 121
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication date 2003-12
ISSN 0966-6532
Keyword(s) day surgery
laparoscopy
symptom management
Summary This paper reports a study investigating the post operative experiences of 80 women following gynaecological day surgery. Women kept a diary for the first 4 days following surgery. The diary included a recovery rating scale and a symptom management index focusing particularly on symptoms. A telephone interview conducted on post-operative day 10 further explored experiences. Results at day 4 indicated women experienced significant problems with pain, moving around and tiredness. By day 10, women were still experiencing tiredness, pain and other lingering problems. The study indicates that patients experience more problems than discharge education assumes.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/S0966-6532(03)00007-6
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Elsevier Science B.V.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002208

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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