Heart Failure Patient's Perceptions of Quality of Life After Participation in a Four- Week Transition to Care Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308208
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Heart Failure Patient's Perceptions of Quality of Life After Participation in a Four- Week Transition to Care Program
Author(s):
Whitaker-Brown, Charlene DeNyse
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Sigma
Author Details:
Charlene DeNyse Whitaker-Brown, BSN, MSN, NP-C, denyse79@hotmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Background: Research from the past three decades indicates that the incidence and prevalence of heart failure have increased. Factors that have contributed to the increase include the aging United States population and improved survival rates in patients with cardiovascular diseases due to advancements in diagnostic tests and medical therapies (Grady, Dracup, Kennedy, Moser, Piano, Stevenson & Young, 2000). To help this national problem a variety of outpatient heart failure management and transition to care programs have been implemented nationally during the past decade. These programs may have contributed to improved heart failure patient outcomes, including decreased symptoms, improved quality of life, reduced rates of hospital admission and decreased healthcare costs. 

             Purpose: The purpose of this evidence-based project is to evaluate the effectiveness of a four week transition to care program for patients recently discharged from the hospital with primary heart failure.

             Methods: The design of this evidenced based project is a one group pre and post test method using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ). A patient satisfaction survey will also be administered to the patients at their exit visit. The MLHFQ will measure the effects of symptoms, functional limitations, and psychological distress on an individual’s quality of life. Participants/patients will answer the 21 question Likert scale. This response format was chosen to be consistent with the concept of quality of life and allows each individual to weigh each item using a common scale (MLHFQ, 2012).

             Results: We anticipate the findings will suggest that completion of the four week transitional care clinic with the multidisciplinary team is associated with an improvement in patient’s overall quality of life.

             Implications for practice: The significance of this scholarly project lies in its ability to advance nursing practice through increased understanding of how a multidisciplinary team can impact patient care.

Keywords:
heart failure; quality of life; transition to care clinic
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHeart Failure Patient's Perceptions of Quality of Life After Participation in a Four- Week Transition to Care Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhitaker-Brown, Charlene DeNyseen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsCharlene DeNyse Whitaker-Brown, BSN, MSN, NP-C, denyse79@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308208-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><strong>Background:</strong> Research from the past three decades indicates that the incidence and prevalence of heart failure have increased. Factors that have contributed to the increase include the aging United States population and improved survival rates in patients with cardiovascular diseases due to advancements in diagnostic tests and medical therapies (Grady, Dracup, Kennedy, Moser, Piano, Stevenson & Young, 2000). To help this national problem a variety of outpatient heart failure management and transition to care programs have been implemented nationally during the past decade. These programs may have contributed to improved heart failure patient outcomes, including decreased symptoms, improved quality of life, reduced rates of hospital admission and decreased healthcare costs.  <p>             <strong>Purpose:</strong> The purpose of this evidence-based project is to evaluate the effectiveness of a four week transition to care program for patients recently discharged from the hospital with primary heart failure. <p>             <strong>Methods:</strong> The design of this evidenced based project is a one group pre and post test method using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ). A patient satisfaction survey will also be administered to the patients at their exit visit. The MLHFQ will measure the effects of symptoms, functional limitations, and psychological distress on an individual’s quality of life. Participants/patients will answer the 21 question Likert scale. This response format was chosen to be consistent with the concept of quality of life and allows each individual to weigh each item using a common scale (MLHFQ, 2012). <p>             <strong>Results</strong>: We anticipate the findings will suggest that completion of the four week transitional care clinic with the multidisciplinary team is associated with an improvement in patient’s overall quality of life. <p>             <strong>Implications for practice:</strong> The significance of this scholarly project lies in its ability to advance nursing practice through increased understanding of how a multidisciplinary team can impact patient care.en_GB
dc.subjectheart failureen_GB
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_GB
dc.subjecttransition to care clinicen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:18Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:18Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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