The relationship of postoperative patient-perceived nurse caring behaviors to symptom distress and functional status in 100 adult ambulatory surgical patients was examined. These behaviors explained 9.3% to 18.2% of the variance in functional status on the 1st, 4th, and 7th day postsurgery, and 10% of the variance in symptom distress on the 7th postoperative day after controlling for ASA physical status classification, preoperative symptom distress, and preoperative functional status.
Recommended CitationSwan, Beth Ann, "Postoperative nursing care contributions to symptom distress and functional status after ambulatory surgery" (1998). School of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations. Paper 11.