Assessment of predictors of early rehospitalization of older adults with congestive heart failure

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160623
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Presentation
Title:
Assessment of predictors of early rehospitalization of older adults with congestive heart failure
Abstract:
Assessment of predictors of early rehospitalization of older adults with congestive heart failure
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Schwarz, Karen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Akron
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 209 Carroll Street, Akron, OH, 44325-3701, USA
Contact Telephone:330.972.7682
Approximately 17% of persons over 65 years of age with congestive heart failure are rehospitalized within 3 months of discharge. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate physical and cognitive health factors related to patients with CHF and environmental factors related to their caregivers as predictors of early hospital readmission. Lazarus and Folkman's theory of stress and coping provided the theoretical framework. Sixty family dyads were interviewed in their homes soon after hospital discharge and 3 months later. The patients were interviewed about their physical health, cognition, and functional status. The six minute walk test and Duke Activity Status Index further evaluated physical symptoms. The caregivers were interviewed about perceived stress, depressive symptoms, appraisal, and social support. Salivary cortisol was used to validate the Perceived Stress Scale. Preliminary results indicated that the majority of patients were rehospitalized within 3 months. The caregivers experienced low stress and depressive symptoms and had a positive appraisal of caregiving. Hierarchical multiple regression will be used to assess significant predictors of rehospitalization. Nurses need to monitor the patient's cardiopulmonary status with exertion in the home setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessment of predictors of early rehospitalization of older adults with congestive heart failureen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160623-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Assessment of predictors of early rehospitalization of older adults with congestive heart failure</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">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schwarz, Karen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 209 Carroll Street, Akron, OH, 44325-3701, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.972.7682</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karen12@uakron.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Approximately 17% of persons over 65 years of age with congestive heart failure are rehospitalized within 3 months of discharge. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate physical and cognitive health factors related to patients with CHF and environmental factors related to their caregivers as predictors of early hospital readmission. Lazarus and Folkman's theory of stress and coping provided the theoretical framework. Sixty family dyads were interviewed in their homes soon after hospital discharge and 3 months later. The patients were interviewed about their physical health, cognition, and functional status. The six minute walk test and Duke Activity Status Index further evaluated physical symptoms. The caregivers were interviewed about perceived stress, depressive symptoms, appraisal, and social support. Salivary cortisol was used to validate the Perceived Stress Scale. Preliminary results indicated that the majority of patients were rehospitalized within 3 months. The caregivers experienced low stress and depressive symptoms and had a positive appraisal of caregiving. Hierarchical multiple regression will be used to assess significant predictors of rehospitalization. Nurses need to monitor the patient's cardiopulmonary status with exertion in the home setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:07:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:07:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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