Effect of Nurse-Implemented Transitional Care for Chinese Individuals with Chronic Heart Failure in Hong Kong: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Doris SF Yu, Diana TF Lee, Simon Stewart, David R Thompson, Kai-Chow Choi, Cheuk-Man Yu
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society | WILEY | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of nurse-implemented transitional care (TC) on readmission and mortality rates in Chinese individuals with chronic heart failure (CHF) in Hong Kong. DESIGN: Single-center randomized controlled trial of TC versus usual care (UC). SETTING: University-affiliated hospital in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Hospitalized Chinese individuals with CHF (N = 178; aged 78.6 ± 6.9, 45% male). MEASUREMENTS: The TC group received a predischarge visit, two home visits, and then regular telephone calls over 9 months to provide self-care education and support, optimized health surveillance, and facilitation in use of community services. Primary endpoints were event-free survival,..View full abstract
Awarded by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
The study was funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HKD2,316,570, Ref No. HKJC2007/0012).