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dc.contributor.advisor Dao, Tam
dc.creator Hill, LaWanda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T14:47:15Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-19T14:47:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T14:47:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-19T14:47:16Z
dc.date.created 2011-05
dc.date.issued 2012-04-19
dc.date.submitted May 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10657/292
dc.description.abstract The goal of this study was to examine the association of age, anxiety, and outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. A retrospective analysis of the 2008 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was conducted. Multivariate regression analysis and logistic regression analyses were conducted. Three mediation models were conducted to examine a clinical diagnosis of anxiety as a potential mediator variable in predicting the relation between age and CABG outcomes length of stay, mortality ( 1=died, 0=did not die), and patient disposition (non routine= 0, routine=1). The findings of this study indicated that patients who died and experienced non-routine discharge status following CABG surgery were significantly older, sicker, and had the presence of anxiety comparable to those who lived, experienced a routine discharge status, and did not have the presence of anxiety. Moreover, anxiety was shown to partially mediate the relationship between age and outcomes following CABG surgery. Results from this study provide additional support for the importance of pre-surgery screening for anxiety as well as the development of short-term treatments for anxiety that may facilitate better outcomes following CABG surgeries.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Age, Outcomes, Anxiety, Mediation, CABG, Surgery
dc.title The Association of Age, Anxiety, and Outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
dc.date.updated 2012-04-19T14:47:16Z
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thesis.degree.name Health Communication
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Professional Counseling
thesis.degree.grantor University of Houston
thesis.degree.department Educational Psychology
dc.contributor.committeeMember Arbona, Consuelo
dc.contributor.committeeMember Armsworth, Mary

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