OBJECTIVE: To analyze the application value of continuous nursing in improving the effects of home oxygen therapy for patients in the stable phase of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients in the stable phase of COPD (n=106) were selected and divided into the control group and observation group based on parity digit of their admission number. There were 53 cases in each group. The patients in the control group received COPD health education at discharge, while the observation group received continuous nursing. The effect of home oxygen therapy in both groups after 3 months was compared.
RESULTS: The compliance in the observation group for home oxygen therapy was significantly higher than that in the control group. Blood gas analysis and various indicators of pulmonary function in the control group at follow-up visits were not changed compared with those before. In contrast, partial pressure of blood oxygen and blood oxygen saturation of the observation group were lower than those before discharge. With the increasing partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood, the indicators of pulmonary function became lower than before. Comparing the various indexes between both groups at follow-up visits, the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05). The self-care ability and quality of life scores of patients in the observation group were higher than those of the control group, and the differences were statistically significant (p<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: By establishing health records and network platforms, continuous nursing can provide continuous health education and supervision for patients with COPD, which can effectively improve oxygen therapy compliance, self-care ability and quality of life. It has good application and promotional value.Free PDF Download
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Y.-L. Yu, X.-S. Zheng, X.-X. Han, M.-J. Sun
The application value of continuous nursing for home oxygen therapy of patients in the stable phase of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 21 - N. 3 Suppl