Personal factors contributing to readmission of patients with congestive heart failure
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : June 30, 2009,
2 (3); e8234
July 30, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
August 17, 2016
January 28, 2010
T, Zohari Anbuhi
S, Alavi Majd
S. et al. Personal factors contributing to readmission of patients with congestive heart failure,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aims: Nearly 5 million people in the United States have CHF, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year. The readmission rate within 3-6 months after discharge in these patients is 10-50%. This study was conducted to determine the personal factors contributing to readmission of patients with congestive heart failure that admitted in heart internal wards of hospitals affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2008. Methods: This study is correlation descriptive and 110 male and female patients with congestive heart failure were selected with quota purposive sampling method and were divided into two groups based on their admission background in last 6 months before the study. Data was collected by a questionnaire and referring to patients’ medical files and was analyzed by statistical tests and SPSS 15 software. Results: 61.8% of patients were readmitted to the hospital during the last 6 months before study and age, literacy level and income level affected the readmission rate of patients. Age had direct and literacy level and income level had indirect relation with readmission. Conclusion: Some individual characteristics that are amenable to change, dramatically increases the risk for multiple hospital admissions in patients with CHF.
Congestive Heart Failure, Readmission, Correlation
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