Journal article

The Monitoring of Psychosocial Factors During Hospitalization Before and After Cardiac Surgery Until Discharge From Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Research Protocol

Edward Callus, Silvana Pagliuca, Enrico Giuseppe Bertoldo, Valentina Fiolo, Alun Conrad Jackson, Sara Boveri, Carlo De Vincentiis, Serenella Castelvecchio, Marianna Volpe, Lorenzo Menicanti

Frontiers in Psychology | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Introduction: There is considerable evidence that psychosocial factors contribute to the etiology and prognosis of cardiac illness. Currently, in Italy, psychologists are only obligatory in the cardiac rehabilitation setting, although there are indications that patients could be experiencing distress also during other moments of hospitalization, such as on admission for cardiac surgery. Objective and Methods: The objective of this protocol is to gain more information about cardiac patients, specifically during the various moments of hospitalization for cardiac surgery, by collecting data at admission before cardiac surgery (t0), at admission to cardiac rehabilitation (t1), and at discharge (..

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