Groups with volunteers cardiac surgery patients: experience in a cardiovascular rehabilitation department

Submitted: December 2, 2015
Accepted: December 2, 2015
Published: December 3, 2015
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Objectives: This article aimed to describe a new experience activated inside of a more general psychological approach for patients who underwent cardiac surgery intervention. Material and Methods: The first 100 patients taking part to the groups were subjected to a questionnaire in order to evaluate the satisfaction degree of the meeting. Results: The questionnaire results, showed on the whole a good rating of the meeting. In addition to quantitative results, we express and discuss in this paper some considerations concerning the obtained results. Conclusions: Preliminary data analysis show that volunteers previously submitted to cardiac surgery seem to offer an important contribution to the psychological support of patients recently undergone cardiac surgery.

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Basagni, Benedetta, Luana Pancani, Valerio Brambilla, and Paolo Coruzzi. 2015. “Groups With Volunteers Cardiac Surgery Patients: Experience in a Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Department”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 78 (1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2012.139.