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Transitional care of post-COVID-19 patients: from hospital discharge to home

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https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.4152

Keywords:

Aged, Diabetes Mellitus, Quality of Life, SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), Aging

Abstract

Objective: To assess the quality of the care transition of post-COVID-19 patients who were discharged from the hospital service to their home. Method: Quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study carried out in a university hospital in Northern Brazil, from May to December 2021. The sample consisted of 49 participants. Data collection took place through a sociodemographic questionnaire and the Care Transitions Measure (CTM-15) translated and validated into Portuguese. Results: The mean score for the transition of care was 87.4 (±16.1). Factor 1 (Self-Management Training) had an average score of 82.6 (± 14.8), Factor 2 (Understanding of Medication) 86.6 (± 15.0), Factor 3 (Respected Preferences) 82.0 ( ± 16.7) and Factor 4 (Care Plan) 81.2 (± 18.2). Conclusion: The quality of the care transition perceived by the patient recovered from COVID-19, or by their caregivers, in the process of hospital discharge to home, was considered high, evidencing the involvement of the multidisciplinary team in the preparation and guidelines for the follow-up of care. at home, reducing the rates of readmissions and post-discharge complications.

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Diego João de Lima Arrais, Federal University of Para

Federal University of Pará, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing

Maria Fernanda Baeta Neves Alonso da Costa, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Federal University of Santa Catarina, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing

Fernando Riegel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing

Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo da Cunha, Federal University of Para

Federal University of Pará, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing

Andressa Tavares Parente, Federal University of Para

Federal University of Pará, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing

Cintia Yolette Urbano Pauxis Aben-Athar, Federal University of Para

Federal University of Pará, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing

Aline Maria Cruz Ramos, Federal University of Para

Federal University of Pará, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Nursing

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05/23/2022

How to Cite

Sousa, F., Arrais, D. J. de L., Costa, M. F. B. N. A. da, Riegel, F., Cunha, C. L. F. da, Parente, A. T., Aben-Athar, C. Y. U. P., & Ramos, A. M. C. (2022). Transitional care of post-COVID-19 patients: from hospital discharge to home. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.4152

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