Essay about Literature Review

4068 Words May 17th, 2012 17 Pages
Abstract
Individuals undergoing cardiac surgery can be of any age and functional ability. This literature review examines the correlation between the patient’s ability to engage in self-care behaviors and the efficacy of their rehabilitation. Using Orem’s Self-Care Nursing Deficit Theory and Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory peer-reviewed research studies were selected from accredited journals using CINHAL, Ovid, PubMed and Google Scholar ranging from 1988 to 2009. The literature reviewed indicated that the patients’ perceived ability to engage in self-care behaviors impacted their recovery after they were discharge from the hospital. The literature also suggests that nursing interventions can promote and enable self-care while the
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Search Methods
Databases were searched for literature regarding Orem’s Self-Care Nursing Deficit Theory and Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory along with any relationship to patients that have undergone cardiac surgery. Databases used were CINAHL, Ovid, PubMed and Google Scholar. CINAHL and Google Scholar provided the largest number of useful hits. Keywords or phrases used and the numbers of hits generated by Google Scholar are shown in Table 1. Table of Words/Phrases Used for Google Scholar Database Searches.
Table 1. Table of Words/Phrases Used for Google Scholar Database Searches |
Keyword/phrase | Number of Hits |
Orem’s Theory | 14,000 |
Self-Care Nursing Deficit Theory | 7,400 |
Self-care with cardiac surgery | 13,900 |
Orem and cardiac surgery | 1,120 |
Bandura’s Theory of Self-Efficacy | 23,800 |
Bandura and cardiac surgery | 2,190 |
Self-efficacy theory in cardiac surgery | 4,090 |
Self-efficacy and CABG | 2,330 |
Orem and CABG | 107 |
Self-care deficit and CABG | 279 |
Self-care deficit theory and self-efficacy theory | 19,50 |
Orem and post-op care | 59 |
Orem and coronary artery bypass | 345 |
Self-efficacy and coronary artery bypass | 2,890 |

Results were reviewed and chosen as to relevant content and application. Articles were excluded that were not written in English or involved research that…