Transitional care of post-COVID-19 patients: from hospital discharge to home
Keywords:Aged, Diabetes Mellitus, Quality of Life, SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), Aging
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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Copyright (c) 2022 Fabianne Sousa, Diego João de Lima Arrais, Maria Fernanda Baeta Neves Alonso da Costa, Fernando Riegel, Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo da Cunha, Andressa Parente, Cintia Yolette Urbano Pauxis Aben-Athar, Aline Maria Cruz Ramos
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Grant numbers 402392/2020-5