Health Behavior and Severity Level of Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Study of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease at a Secondary Hospital in Southern Thailand

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152730
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Presentation
Title:
Health Behavior and Severity Level of Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Study of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease at a Secondary Hospital in Southern Thailand
Abstract:
Health Behavior and Severity Level of Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Study of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease at a Secondary Hospital in Southern Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Phonphet, Chennet, RN, MNS, APN
P.I. Institution Name:Walailak University
Title:Lecturer
Background: Coronary heart disease patients need continuing care and appropriate health behavior to reduce the severity level of illness after being discharged from the hospital. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the severity level of illness and health behavior of coronary heart disease patients after discharge from a secondary hospital in southern Thailand. Design: Descriptive research design. Sample and Method: Data were collected from thirty-three hospital patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease prior to their discharge, and by two subsequent home visits in the first and third weeks after the discharge. Finding: Results from data analysis show that during the three weeks after discharge, most patients displayed inappropriate health behavior with 87.9% of them having sodium intake of > 2 gms /day, and 69.7% being engaged in heavy activity (>6METs)/Isometric. During the post-discharge phase, most patients (69.7%) presented abnormal symptoms including chest pain (60.6%). Moreover, 27.3% of them had to be readmitted due to recurrent ischemia and complication. One patient died. Conclusion and Implication: The findings point to the need for planning and implementing a program for post-discharge care of coronary heart disease patients. A Health Care team should provide specific advice as well as a rehabilitation program for discharged patients. Also required is a program for continuing care such as home care provision.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Behavior and Severity Level of Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Study of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease at a Secondary Hospital in Southern Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152730-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Behavior and Severity Level of Illness After Hospital Discharge: A Study of Patients With Coronary Heart Disease at a Secondary Hospital in Southern Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Phonphet, Chennet, RN, MNS, APN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Walailak University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pchennet@wu.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Coronary heart disease patients need continuing care and appropriate health behavior to reduce the severity level of illness after being discharged from the hospital. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the severity level of illness and health behavior of coronary heart disease patients after discharge from a secondary hospital in southern Thailand. Design: Descriptive research design. Sample and Method: Data were collected from thirty-three hospital patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease prior to their discharge, and by two subsequent home visits in the first and third weeks after the discharge. Finding: Results from data analysis show that during the three weeks after discharge, most patients displayed inappropriate health behavior with 87.9% of them having sodium intake of &gt; 2 gms /day, and 69.7% being engaged in heavy activity (&gt;6METs)/Isometric. During the post-discharge phase, most patients (69.7%) presented abnormal symptoms including chest pain (60.6%). Moreover, 27.3% of them had to be readmitted due to recurrent ischemia and complication. One patient died. Conclusion and Implication: The findings point to the need for planning and implementing a program for post-discharge care of coronary heart disease patients. A Health Care team should provide specific advice as well as a rehabilitation program for discharged patients. Also required is a program for continuing care such as home care provision.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:47:36Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:47:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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