Effects of a transitional care program on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Authors

  • Somluk Tepsuriyanont Faculty of Nursing, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • Jarun Sayasathid Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University
  • Chidapa Tangpanyawong Naresuan University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University
  • Tussanee Sudasut Naresuan University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University
  • Yadaporn Prasitpaphada Naresuan University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University
  • Khanitta Konkam Naresuan University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Naresuan University

Keywords:

transition care, Self-care agency, cardiac surgery

Abstract

This study was quasi-experimental research, using a two-group, pre-test/post-test design. The objective was to examine the effectiveness of a transitional care program on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The samples were 50 cardiac surgery patients who received treatment in the heart disease patients ward, Naresuan University. The samples were selected by purposive sampling, with 25 persons in each group divided into the control group and experimental group. The control group received usual care and the experimental group received the transitional care program. The research instruments consisted of personal data, knowledge about self-care of undergoing cardiac surgery patients’ questionnaire, and self-care behavior of undergoing cardiac surgery patients’ questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square test, Fisher exact test, paired t-test, and independent t-test.  

 The results showed that the experimental group had a mean score of knowledge about self-care of undergoing cardiac surgery patients higher than before received the program (p<.05) and higher than the control group (p<.01). Furthermore, there was no significant statistical difference between the two groups in terms of self-care behavior of undergoing cardiac surgery patients (p>.05).

The study suggested that a transitional care program should be applied for undergoing cardiac surgery patients in order to improve knowledge and self-care behavior.  

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2022-09-24

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Tepsuriyanont S, Sayasathid J, Tangpanyawong C, Sudasut T, Prasitpaphada Y, Konkam K. Effects of a transitional care program on knowledge and self-care behavior among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Thai J Cardio-Thorac Nurs. [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];33(1):167-82. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/journalthaicvtnurse/article/view/251300

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