Effects of the Discharge Planning Program Using Based on M-E-T-H-O-D Concept or Concept for Caregiver’s Capabilities in Caring of Stroke Patient

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Kanokwan Changroot
Laiad Jamjan
Jintana Artsanthia


          The quasi-experimental research one group pretest-posttest design was undertaken through this study. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of using the discharge planning program based on the M-E-T-H-O-D concept towards capabilities of caregiver in caring of stroke patient. The 30 sample of caregivers of stroke patients at Prasat Neurological Institute were included in the study. The measurement consisted of two parts 1) the discharge planning program based on the M-E-T-H-O-D concept 2) the measurement of caregiver’s capabilities in caring people with stroke. The Likert scale was five levels of evaluation self-ability of caregiver in caring of stroke patient. The instrument was checked and validated of the content by three experts on the field. The data were analyzed by using the descriptive statistics and the dependent t – test for analyzing the differences between the group.

          The results of this study found the overall capabilities of caregivers were statistically significantly higher at .05. For each part, the means score of the M-E-T-H-O-D concept of caregiver’s capabilities were; Medication = 4.83, Environmental = 4.70, Treatment = 4.62, Outpatient referral = 4.61, Diet preparing = 4.76 and Health = 4.48. The results should be implemented for improving the quality of caring for people with stroke.


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