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
Home Care Needs and their Related Factors for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Yu-Chu Pai1, Mei-Shu Huang, BN2, and Mei-Chuan Chen, BS2. (1) Nursing Department, Taipei Veterans General Hospital(TVGH), Taipei, Taiwan, (2) NURSING DEPARTMENT, TAIPEI VETERANS GENERAL HOSPITAL, Taipei, Taiwan
Learning Objective #1: evaluate home care needs and their related factors for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD).
Learning Objective #2: case management assist health-care providers for preparing discharge planning, providing home care education, and improving patients self-care capability.

ObjectiveFThe purpose of this study was to evaluate home care needs and their related factors for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD).MethodFThe study was a quasi-experimental design with random sampling at three time points in discharge day, one month and two months after discharge for 150 patients. This study used home care needs scale and home care scale of patient satisfaction to collect data. The questionnaires were validated by validity and Cronbach’s α.826, .897. All data were analyzed by SPSS/Windows14.0 statistical package software. ResultsFThe results indicated that home care needs among three different discharge days were significant difference(F=4.23,p<.05). Two important requirement of home care needs were cardio-respiratory care needs (F=5.38,p<.05) and skin-muscular Care needs (F=4.51,p<.05). In addition cardio-respiratory care needs (F=3.97,p<.05) was also an important requirement of the nursing care needs. Case management could effectively achieve the patient satisfaction of home care (F=10.24,p<.05).The predictor related to overall home care needs included the diabetes and smoking. The covariance was 33.2% (F=6.036,p<.05). Conclusions: Case management was an effective medical program to assist health-care providers for preparing discharge planning, providing home care education, and improving patients’ self-care capability.