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Comparison of preoperative characteristics of men and women undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (the Post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft [CABG] Biobehavioral Study).
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PMID:  9114757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cohort of 759 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients (269 women and 490 men) was enrolled in the prospective POST CABG Biobehavioral Study at 5 clinical centers in the United States and Canada. Sociodemographic and medical data were obtained by interview and from medical charts. Health-related quality of life and psychosocial data were ascertained preoperatively by interview and questionnaire for those patients whose condition allowed preoperative assessment and was compared among patients from hospitals enrolling both male and female patients (143 women and 267 men). Women enrolled in the Biobehavioral Study were older than men (65.4 +/- 9.0 vs 61.8 +/- 9.7 years, p < 0.001) and more likely to have a preoperative medical condition which precluded biobehavioral evaluation (47% vs 34%, p < 0.001). Women were less likely to be high school graduates (59% vs 74%, p < 0.001), were less likely to be earning > or = $25,000 per year (39% vs 69%, p < 0.001), and were married less often at the time of surgery (59% vs 85%, p < 0.001). Fewer women than men were able to perform basic self-care activities (p < 0.001) and social activities (p < 0.001). Women were also less able to perform the more demanding activities required for independent living, recreation, and maintaining a household (p < 0.001). Women were also more anxious (p = 0.01) and reported more depressive symptoms (p < 0.001) than men. These data suggest that plans for perioperative and convalescent care for women undergoing CABG should take into account their less favorable medical and psychosocial status relative to men.
S M Czajkowski; M Terrin; R Lindquist; B Hoogwerf; G Dupuis; S A Shumaker; J R Gray; J A Herd; D Treat-Jacobson; S Zyzanski; G L Knatterud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-08     Completed Date:  1997-05-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1017-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*
Sex Factors*
Social Support
Grant Support

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