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Transition of care for post-Covid-19 patients: sociodemographic and clinical profile and associated factors

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https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.4216

Keywords:

COVID-19, Transitional care, Patient discharge

Abstract

Objective: to identify the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and factors associated with the transition of care for patients recovered from Covid-19. Method: a cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach carried out with 49 patients and/or caregivers who were discharged home from a university hospital. Three instruments were used, the sociodemographic questionnaire, the clinical questionnaire, and the Care Transitions Measure instrument to assess the transition of care. The analysis was performed using SPSS software, applying the Mann-Whitney test, adopting a significance level of p  0,005. Results: of the 49 participants, they were male (59.2%) with a mean age of 50 years, with more than 10 years of schooling. The main symptoms of Covid-19 were dyspnea (79.6%) followed by fatigue (75.5%) and fever (69.4%). The most prevalent comorbidity was systemic arterial hypertension (32.7%). There was a significant association between the transition of care and comorbidities (Diabetes mellitus, Obesity and Cancer) (p0,005). Conclusion and implications for practice: Covid-19 coping practices were successful, reflecting the transition from high care. However, the need to implement public policies after hospital discharge in a pandemic context is highlighted. 

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Author Biographies

Diego Joao de Lima Arrais, Federal University of Para

Nurse.  Federal University of Pará

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

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina

Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo da Cunha, Federal University of Para

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Pará

Mateus Cunha Gomes, Federal University of Para

Graduating in Nursing at the Federal University of Pará

Fernando Riegel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Andressa Tavares Parente, Federal University of Para

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Pará

Diego Pereira Rodrigues, Federal University of Para

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Pará

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

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Pará

Aline Maria Cruz Ramos, Federal University of Para

Nurse. Doctor. Nursing Professor at the Federal University of Pará

Posted

06/03/2022

How to Cite

Arrais, D. J. de L., Costa, M. F. B. N. A. da, Cunha, C. L. F. da, Gomes, M. C., Riegel, F., Parente, A. T., Rodrigues, D. P., Aben-Athar, C. Y. U. P., Ramos, A. M. C., & Sousa, F. (2022). Transition of care for post-Covid-19 patients: sociodemographic and clinical profile and associated factors. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.4216

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