Accuracy of patient recall of pre-operative symptom severity (angina and breathlessness) at one year following coronary artery bypass grafting

Grace M. Lindsay, Kate A. Niven, Eric E. Brodie, Allan Gaw, Philip R. Belcher

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The accuracy with which patients recall their cardiac symptoms prior to aorta-coronary artery bypass grafting is assessed approximately one year after surgery together with patient-related factors potentially influencing accuracy of recall. This is a novel investigation of patient’s rating of preoperative symptom severity before and approximately one year following aorta-coronary artery bypass grafting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-425
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009



  • coronary heart disease
  • nursing
  • symptom perception

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