Open Access Research Article Article ID: ANPC-2-108

    Reasons why Hypertensive Patients Admission to Emergency Services and their Chronic Illness Care Management

    Nimet Celik and Medine Yilmaz*

    The study sample was composed of 200 individuals with hypertension who were admitted to the emergency department of a government hospital. Of the participants, 36.5% presented to the emergency department. Of the participants, those who were older, who had a low education level, who consumed salt without restriction, coffee drinkers, who were not on a diet and who did not receive health education obtained lower scores from the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care scale. Effective discharge planning from hospital to home, home visits and counselling provided by primary health care departments will contribute to a reduction in emergency admissions and to successful chronic disease management.

    Keywords: Hypertension; Emergency admission; Chronic care management; Home care; Nursing

    Published on: Jun 7, 2016 Pages: 18-23

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/anpc.000008
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