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The impact of symptom burden on the health status of service members with extremity trauma.

Authors
  • Young-McCaughan, Stacey1
  • Bingham, Mona O2
  • Vriend, Catherine A2
  • Inman, Alice W2
  • Gaylord, Kathryn M3
  • Miaskowski, Christine4
  • 1 Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. Electronic address: Yo[email protected]
  • 2 Brooke Army Medical Center, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
  • 3 Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
  • 4 Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nursing outlook
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
65
Issue
5S
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.016
PMID: 28844553
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Service members with extremity trauma experience clinically significant levels of pain, sleep disturbance, depression, and/or anxiety at the time of discharge from the hospital. The greater the service members' symptom burden, the worse their reported health status.

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