Effect of the ICU Transferred - preparation Program for Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Valvular Heart Replacement/ Repair on Transfer Anxiety and Satisfaction

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Pranee Tongsai
Namtip Kuna
Jaruwan Phongpramote
Pansak Laksanabunsong

Abstract

Purpose: This research aimed to determine the effect of the ICU transferred-preparation programfor coronary artery bypass graft and replacement/repair valvular patients on transfer anxiety and theirsatisfaction towards the nursing services.

Designs: Quasi-experimental design.

Methods: A sample of 60 patients admitted to the cardiovascular thoracic ICU at Siriraj Hospitalwith coronary artery bypass graft and valvular heart replacement/repair was recruited. The sample wasdivided into a control group receiving usual care and an experimental group receiving the ICUtransferred-preparation program with 30 patients each. The instruments for data collection wereconsisted of a demographic characteristics data from, Pre-Transfer Anxiety Inventory (Pre-TAI), Post-Transfer Anxiety Inventory (Post -TAI) and satisfaction questionnaires. The data were analyzed by usingfrequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Chi-square test, and t-test.

Main finding: The results showed that both transfer anxiety scores prior to and after thetransferred periods in the experimental group was significantly lower than that in the control group (p <.05). However, the satisfaction scores in the experimental group was not significantly higher than that inthe control group (p > .05).

Conclusion and recommendations: The results suggest that using the ICU transferred –preparation program for patients with coronary artery bypass graft and valvular heart replacement/repair helps improve quality of care and decrease the anxiety of patients who were transferred from ICU.The program should be encouraged for use in a routine nursing practice with this group of patients.

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Tongsai, P., Kuna, N., Phongpramote, J., & Laksanabunsong, P. (2011). Effect of the ICU Transferred - preparation Program for Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Valvular Heart Replacement/ Repair on Transfer Anxiety and Satisfaction. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 29(4), 27–36. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/2841
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