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Quality of life and functional capacity one year after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Author(s): Nedeljković Una D. | Krstić Nevena M. | Varagić-Marković Slavica Lj. | Putnik Svetozar M.

Journal: Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica
ISSN 0354-950X

Volume: 58;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 81;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: cardiac surgery | recovery of function | quality of life

Objectives: To analyze functional capacity and quality of life of patients one year after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and identify factors that influence them in order to accomplish maximal recovery. Methods: Observational study included 89 patients undergoing elective CABG, who were tested preoperatively and one year after operation using Short form 12 item health survey (SF-12), Duke Activity Status Index (DASI) questionnaire and questionnaire regarding participation in rehabilitation program. Results: After one year, DASI and quality of life-physical component summary score (SF-12 PCS) significantly improved (p

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