(5) The effects of clinical practice guideline for management of acute exacerbation on re-visit and behaviors of asthma patients
Keywords:asthma, asthma with exacerbation, clinical practice guideline, re-visit; behavior
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to examine the effects of clinical practice guideline (CPG) for management of acute exacerbation on re-visit and behaviors of asthma patients. The IOWA Model of evidence-based practice to promote quality care was used as a framework in this study. The development was conducted on stage 1 to stage 6. Seventeen asthma patients with exacerbation who visited the emergency department. The data were analyzed through frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and dependent t-test. The result revealed that 1) there was no re-visit of asthma patients within 48 hours. 2) The behaviors of asthma patients after receiving care using this CPG was higher than before using the CPG with a statistically significant level (p < 0.01).
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