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Patients' perspective of functional outcome after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: A questionnaire survey

Khan, Junaidalam and Mazari, Fayyaz Ali Khan and Abdul Rahman, Mohd Norhisham Azmi and Mockford, Katherine and Chetter, Ian Clifford and McCollum, Peter Thomas (2011) Patients' perspective of functional outcome after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: A questionnaire survey. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 25 (7). pp. 878-886. ISSN 0890-5096 E-ISSN 1615-5947

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Background: To evaluate patients’ awareness, functional outcome, and satisfaction after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. Methods: A study-specific questionnaire was developed with collaboration of a multidisciplinary team. Lists of patients who underwent elective open AAA repair and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) between January 2006 and December 2008 were obtained from the departmental database and cross-checked against hospital database for survival status. Emergency AAA repairs were excluded. Study questionnaires were posted to 138 patients (113 open, 25 EVAR) with selfaddressed stamped return envelopes. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS v16.0. Results: Response rate was 89% (n ¼ 123; 102 open, 21 EVAR). Seventy-one percent (n ¼ 88) were unaware of this condition before diagnosis. Ninety-seven percent (n ¼ 120) indicated their understanding of the need for surgery. Ninety-two percent (n ¼ 113) stated that the operation was adequately explained to them. Ninety percent (n ¼ 111) reported full recovery after surgery, with 60% (n ¼ 74) recovering within 6 months. Eighty-seven percent (n ¼ 108) were satisfied with the overall experience, and 85% (n ¼ 105) stated that they would recommend the operation to family and/or friends if required. Conclusions: There is a lack of awareness regarding AAA in elderly population. However, after being diagnosed, patients understand the implications and are satisfied with the overall results and would recommend AAA repair to family and/or friends if required.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6953/59243
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patients’ Perspective, Functional Outcome, Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Questionnaire Survey
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Surgery
Depositing User: Dr M N A Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 09:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59243

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