Effect of Comprehensive Recovery Program on Patients’ Outcomes Post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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Mohamed Mousa El-Saeed
Tahany El- Senousy Amira Hedaya Mahmoud El Shazly


CABG Surgery; Comprehensive Recovery Program; Outcomes.


The present study evaluates the effect of comprehensive recovery program on patients’ outcomes post CABG surgery. The implementation of comprehensive recovery program will affect positively on patients’ outcomes post CABG surgery. This quasi-experimental research was conducted on a sample included a retrospective sample of 30 adult patients who had underwent CABG surgery during the past 6 months (control group) and a purposive sample of 30 adult patients who will undergo CABG surgery (study group). The study was affiliated at Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU), Al-Nas hospital, Cairo, Egypt. Data were gathered via patients’ assessment interview questionnaire, European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation (EURO score II), patients’ outcomes assessment questionnaire and 36-Item Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36) to assess patients’ postoperative outcomes. Present study revealed that there was a statistically insignificant difference between study and control group regarding demographic characteristics and medical history data. Meanwhile; there was a significant difference between the study and control group regarding postoperative increased mechanical ventilation time, chest infection, delay of inotropes discontinue, increased length of ICU stay and pain. Also there was a significant difference between the study and control group regarding general health, energy and fatigue, role limitation due to physical health and emotional health and total SF questionnaire score. Implementation of comprehensive recovery program affected positively on patients’ outcomes post CABG surgery which supported the research hypothesis. Enhance patients’ undergoing CABG surgery awareness regarding the comprehensive recovery program.


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