The Relationship between Prescribed Medical Regimen and the Frequency of Hospital Readmission in Congestive Heart Failure Patients

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159541
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship between Prescribed Medical Regimen and the Frequency of Hospital Readmission in Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Abstract:
The Relationship between Prescribed Medical Regimen and the Frequency of Hospital Readmission in Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Park, Dongho
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Graduate Student
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
The high rate of hospital readmission with congestive heart failure (CHF)is a major contributor to health care cost and a burden on patients' quality of life (Croft et al., 1997). There are many factors that contribute to preventable hospital readmission. To develop an effective nursing practice toward the reduction of readmission, those factors need to be identified and nursing measures developed. The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between barriers to prescribed medical regimen and the frequency of readmission to a hospital with CHF patients. The Health Belief Model (HBM) (Rosenstock, 1974) served as the conceptual framework for the study. A convenience sample of 36 CHF patients with 2 or more admissions between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2000 was obtained from an independent cardiologist's office in Midwestern Illinois. The study used a descriptive correlational design, and the data were collected using a modified "Beliefs about Medication Compliance Scale" questionnaire (Bennet, Milgram, Champion, & Huster, 1997). Data analysis included descriptive statistics and Pearson's r for correlation between barriers and readmissions, both demographic specific as well as for the overall sample. Three out of the eight barriers studied were found to have significant correlations with readmissions: taking diuretics interferes with life style, taking pills is unpleasant, and having to take too many pills. Accordingly, appropriate nursing strategies and desirable directions for nursing education are suggested. It is hoped that the results of this study would contribute to more effective nursing strategies to reduce hospital readmission while improving patients' quality of life.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship between Prescribed Medical Regimen and the Frequency of Hospital Readmission in Congestive Heart Failure Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159541-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship between Prescribed Medical Regimen and the Frequency of Hospital Readmission in Congestive Heart Failure Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Park, Dongho</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Graduate Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 845 South Damen Avenue, M/C 802, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The high rate of hospital readmission with congestive heart failure (CHF)is a major contributor to health care cost and a burden on patients' quality of life (Croft et al., 1997). There are many factors that contribute to preventable hospital readmission. To develop an effective nursing practice toward the reduction of readmission, those factors need to be identified and nursing measures developed. The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between barriers to prescribed medical regimen and the frequency of readmission to a hospital with CHF patients. The Health Belief Model (HBM) (Rosenstock, 1974) served as the conceptual framework for the study. A convenience sample of 36 CHF patients with 2 or more admissions between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2000 was obtained from an independent cardiologist's office in Midwestern Illinois. The study used a descriptive correlational design, and the data were collected using a modified &quot;Beliefs about Medication Compliance Scale&quot; questionnaire (Bennet, Milgram, Champion, &amp; Huster, 1997). Data analysis included descriptive statistics and Pearson's r for correlation between barriers and readmissions, both demographic specific as well as for the overall sample. Three out of the eight barriers studied were found to have significant correlations with readmissions: taking diuretics interferes with life style, taking pills is unpleasant, and having to take too many pills. Accordingly, appropriate nursing strategies and desirable directions for nursing education are suggested. It is hoped that the results of this study would contribute to more effective nursing strategies to reduce hospital readmission while improving patients' quality of life.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:06:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:06:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.