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Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 2017, __VOLUME_4_(_3_ISSUE__): 23-32 Back to browse issues page
The effect of home visits on quality of life of elderly having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) discharged from Khalij Fars hospital in Bandar Abbas
Maryam Sargazi, Fereshteh Mazhariazad *
Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, I.R. Iran , mazhariazadf@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: According to the increasing prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and decreasing the quality of life these patients, the present study was aimed to investigate the effect of home visits on the quality of life of elderly suffering from COPD hospitalized in the Khalij Fars hospital of Bandar Abbas, Iran in 2015.
Methods: The current quasi- experimental study was carried on in Khalij Fars hospital of Bandar Abbas, Iran on 62 elderly suffering from COPD with moderate intensity in 2015-2016 based on Spirometry results and the specialist`s recognition. The data collection tools were demographic questionnaire and quality of life questionnaire (SF-36). The data were analyzed by SPSS software, and using the independent T-test, and K2.
Results: Based on results in the study, it was not observed a significant difference between two groups in terms of gender (P=0.793), marital status (P=0.998), habitation (P=0.704), education (P=0.145), and economic situation (P=0.605). There was a significant difference in the total score of the educated group compared to the none- educated group (P<0.0001), and the average score of the intervention groups before the test was 51.90 while this number increased to 66.73% after intervention. The rate of readmission was 66.7% in the control group and 57.4% in the case group. It shows that home visits have been effective in reducing re-hospitalization of elderly people (P=0.028).
Conclusion: Regarding these findings, the education program along with home-visiting had improved the quality of life of elderly having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (COPD). Also, home visits aimed at maintaining health and independence of older people to prevent their disability after discharge from care facilities are considered a necessity.
Keywords: Home visiting, Quality of life, COPD, Elderly.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/20 | Accepted: 2017/03/6 | Published: 2017/10/4
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Sargazi M, Mazhariazad F. The effect of home visits on quality of life of elderly having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) discharged from Khalij Fars hospital in Bandar Abbas. Journal of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery. 2017; 6 (3) :23-32
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