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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158240
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcome of congestive heart failure home health care
Abstract:
Outcome of congestive heart failure home health care
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2001
Author:Chou, Fang-Yu, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of California, San Francisco
Title:Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Box 0608, N-505, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0608, USA
Contact Telephone:415.476.1504
Background: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major health problem and requires long-term management. For CHF patients, home care has become a primary patient care site after they are discharged from hospitals. Examining the outcome is important to determine the effectiveness of home care service. The purpose of this study is to describe the functional limitations and status at discharge of home care CHF patients. Methods: In this descriptive study, the sample of convenience consisted of 100 CHF patients from one home care agency in Northern California. Participants were recruited by identifying patients with CHF as the primary diagnosis for home care admission between June 1997 and January 1999. Data were collected from medical record reviews. Findings: The participants had a mean age of 81.61. Sixty-three percent of them were female and 39% were white. Medicare covered 72% percent of the participants, and 42% percent of them lived alone in apartments or houses. There were 12 types of functional limitations reported. In average, the participants had 2.49 functional limitations (SD = 1.00). The two highest frequently reported functional limitations were endurance (90%) and ambulation (77%). In terms of discharge status, 70% of the participants were discharged from the home health care with recovered or stabilized conditions. Nineteen percent of the participants were discharged because of hospitalization or requiring hospice care. The Pearson Chi-Square test showed there is no association between the number of functional limitations and discharge status. Conclusions: The findings suggest that CHF patients have multiple chronic health problems when they are admitted to home care. Home health care may help to stabilize patients' conditions after they are discharged from hospitals. Future research is needed to determine the factors that influence the discharge outcome of home health care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcome of congestive heart failure home health careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158240-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcome of congestive heart failure home health care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chou, Fang-Yu, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California, San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Postdoctoral Research Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Box 0608, N-505, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0608, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">415.476.1504</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fchou@itsa.ucsf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major health problem and requires long-term management. For CHF patients, home care has become a primary patient care site after they are discharged from hospitals. Examining the outcome is important to determine the effectiveness of home care service. The purpose of this study is to describe the functional limitations and status at discharge of home care CHF patients. Methods: In this descriptive study, the sample of convenience consisted of 100 CHF patients from one home care agency in Northern California. Participants were recruited by identifying patients with CHF as the primary diagnosis for home care admission between June 1997 and January 1999. Data were collected from medical record reviews. Findings: The participants had a mean age of 81.61. Sixty-three percent of them were female and 39% were white. Medicare covered 72% percent of the participants, and 42% percent of them lived alone in apartments or houses. There were 12 types of functional limitations reported. In average, the participants had 2.49 functional limitations (SD = 1.00). The two highest frequently reported functional limitations were endurance (90%) and ambulation (77%). In terms of discharge status, 70% of the participants were discharged from the home health care with recovered or stabilized conditions. Nineteen percent of the participants were discharged because of hospitalization or requiring hospice care. The Pearson Chi-Square test showed there is no association between the number of functional limitations and discharge status. Conclusions: The findings suggest that CHF patients have multiple chronic health problems when they are admitted to home care. Home health care may help to stabilize patients' conditions after they are discharged from hospitals. Future research is needed to determine the factors that influence the discharge outcome of home health care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:38:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:38:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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