Poster Presentation

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation I
The Study on Related Factors Between Physical Function Rehabilitation and Self-Efficacy for the Burnt Patients
Lee-Meei Lan, RN, MSN, Fen-Fang Chen, RN, BS, Mei-Hui Hunh, RN, BS, and Chin-Feng Liu, RN, BS. Department of Nursing, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Learning Objective #1: to identify any related connections with rehabilitation after burnt patients receiving treatment back home from the hospital.
Learning Objective #2: to verify what percentage of possibility that Self-efficacy can influence the physical function rehabilitation for burnt patients.

It takes time for burn patients to rehabilitate both physically and mentally. The purpose of this study is to identify any related factors between physical function and self-efficacy for burn patients after discharge. Self-Care Scale Confidence and Barthel Index were used to collect data. Totally, 97 subjects (burn patients and their caregivers) were enrolled in this study. The result showed that patients’ physical function scores were 88.83 at present, higher than it did 62.18 upon being discharged. When they were discharged, there were 64.9% mildly independent and 22.3% highly independent patients, we assure appropriate needs and help are necessary. The influential factors of physical function upon being discharged were parents themselves, educational background, and living environment (R²=46.7%). The present influential factors of physical function were parents themselves, injured part(s) of the body, and time required for healing (R²=28.1%). During the home rehabilitation period, the self-care confidence scores were 5.61(Scale Range: 1-7). Especially, based on medical information confidence. This result predictably accounts for how good physical function rehabilitation is for 44.8%(R² ) of burnt patients. Therefore, we suggest designing relevant rehabilitation education as well as medical information in discharaged planning.