The Effect of Appropriate Eating Habits, Depressive State, and Social Support on Postoperative Symptom Experience Among Japanese Postgastrectomy Patients

Takako Maeda, Tsunetsugu Munakata
2008 Gastroenterology Nursing  
Abstruct Postoperative symptoms have a major impact on quality of life of postgastrectomy patients. This study examined the effect of potential risk factors other than medical perspectives (type of surgery or reconstruction technique) on postoperative symptom experience. Subjects were 82 Japanese postgastrectomy patients (M age = 63.63 years, SD = 10.21; males = 50, females = 32). In order to control the surgical effect on symptom experience, subjects were limited only who had underwent distal
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doi:10.1097/sga.0b013e31818ff081 pmid:19077838 fatcat:f5dvyp42jbebpko37hkch6hepm