Optimising self-management to reduce chronic pain and disability after cardiac surgery

M.H. McGillion, Andrew P. Turner, S.L. Carroll, Gill Furze, J.W. Busse, A. Lamy

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While the primary aims of cardiac surgical procedures are to improve survival and ameliorate symptoms, chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) is a prevalent problem requiring focused attention. Recent years have seen a global emphasis on the development and implementation of self-management (SM) interventions to combat the negative consequences of multiple chronic conditions, including chronic pain. This short report makes recommendations for optimising SM following cardiac surgery to improve pain and related functional outcomes and reduce the risk and impact of CPSP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • cardiovascular disease
  • cardiac surgery
  • chronic post-surgical pain
  • self-management interventions


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