Journal article

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

Abstract

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,..

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