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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160642
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comorbidity of burn injury and psychosocial distress
Abstract:
Comorbidity of burn injury and psychosocial distress
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Baker, Rose, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Title:Supervisor Staff Development
Contact Address:One Perkins Square, Akron, OH, 44038, USA
Contact Telephone:330.543.8211
Introduction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how length of stay for burn patients with a comorbidity of psycho-social distress, i.e., chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs, psychiatric illness or homelessness can be reduced by a community-based referral process. Methods. Using an experimental lag design, the control group consisted of burn patients from 1-1-1995 to 12-31-1998 who demonstrated psycho-social distress, and who received a standard referral at discharge. With a random date set at 1-1-1999, the experimental group of burn injured patients then received an assessment for psychosocial distress within 48 hours of admission. Patients who demonstrated psychosocial distress were evaluated by community agency personnel and prepared for transfer to either a mental health agency or an alcohol detoxification center, to be implemented with stabilization of the patient's burns. Results: Control group — mean length of stay 31.5 days (n=39). Experimental group — mean length of stay 19.3 days (n=39; t=2.203; df=60.385; p=.031). Conclusion. This study documented a statistically significant difference in length of stay, averaging 13 days for the burn patient with a comorbid distress of chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs, psychiatric illness or homelessness, with use of a community-based referral process.
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.titleComorbidity of burn injury and psychosocial distressen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160642-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comorbidity of burn injury and psychosocial distress</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Baker, Rose, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Supervisor Staff Development</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">One Perkins Square, Akron, OH, 44038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.543.8211</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rbaker@chmca.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how length of stay for burn patients with a comorbidity of psycho-social distress, i.e., chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs, psychiatric illness or homelessness can be reduced by a community-based referral process. Methods. Using an experimental lag design, the control group consisted of burn patients from 1-1-1995 to 12-31-1998 who demonstrated psycho-social distress, and who received a standard referral at discharge. With a random date set at 1-1-1999, the experimental group of burn injured patients then received an assessment for psychosocial distress within 48 hours of admission. Patients who demonstrated psychosocial distress were evaluated by community agency personnel and prepared for transfer to either a mental health agency or an alcohol detoxification center, to be implemented with stabilization of the patient's burns. Results: Control group &mdash; mean length of stay 31.5 days (n=39). Experimental group &mdash; mean length of stay 19.3 days (n=39; t=2.203; df=60.385; p=.031). Conclusion. This study documented a statistically significant difference in length of stay, averaging 13 days for the burn patient with a comorbid distress of chemical dependency on alcohol or drugs, psychiatric illness or homelessness, with use of a community-based referral process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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