Effects of Discharge Planning and Continuing Care of Post-acute Stroke Patients on Nursing Service Satisfaction, Patients’ Quality of Life, and Nurses’ Job Satisfaction
Keywords:discharge planning, continuing care, stroke patients, satisfaction, quality of life
The purposes of this experimental research was to study effects of discharge planning and continuing care of post - acute stroke patients on nursing service satisfaction, patients’ quality of life, and nurses’ job satisfaction. The total of 30 subjects were purposively assigned to either the experimental group or the control group, 15 in each group. The study 2 groups posttest design. The other group of subjects consisted of 9 nurses assigned to rehabilitation wards. The study was a one-group pretest posttest design. The research instruments included the discharge planning and continuing care, program discharge planning and continuing care, summary of discharge planning and continuing care, and Nursing Service Satisfaction Questionnaire and Patients’ Quality of Life Questionnaire and Nurses’ Job Satisfaction Questionnaire. All research instruments were tested for content validity by a panel of five experts. The nursing service satisfaction questionnaire, patients’ quality of life questionnaire and nurses’ job satisfaction questionnaire had Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.98, 0.94 and 0.95, respectively. All data were analyzed by means, standard deviations, and nonparametric tests
Major results of the study were as followed: Nursing service satisfaction of the patients who received the discharge planning and continuing care nursing were significantly higher than that of the post-acute stroke patients who received routine nursing care, Quality of life among patients who received the discharge planning and continuing care were significantly higher than that of the post-acute stroke patients who received routine nursing care, and Job satisfaction of nurses that after provided of the post-acute stroke patients and continuing care were significantly higher than before that of the post-acute stroke patients, at the .05 level. The results of this study: The discharge planning and continuing care should be implemented on an ongoing basis for better patient outcomes. And improve the quality of nursing care.
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