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Home care effectiveness in preventing rehospitalization of acute schizophrenic patients
Masoud Fallahi Khoshknab Dr *, Hamid reza Khankeh Dr, Mohammad ali Hosaini Dr, Farahnaz Mohammadi Dr, Abolfazl Rahgou Mr, Nahid Ghazanfari Mis
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of schizophrenic patients. The present study was design to determine the effectiveness

of home care service in preventing rehospitalization of schizophrenic patients.

Frequent rehospitalization is one of the complications in treatment


patients who were randomly allocated in two groups of intervention and control (20

patients in each group). Home care services after discharge were delivered to the

intervention group for three months. Control group received routine services included

appointing a date for next visit at psychiatric clinic. Both groups were followed up for

six months, after discharge. They were compared for their rate of rehospitalization.

Chi square and Student's t-test were used to analyze the data.

A semi-experimental study was conducted with 48 schizophrenic


follow up was %25 (6 of 24 patients) in control group and zero in interventional group

which was significantly different (

(5 of 24 patients) in intervention group and %46 (11 of 24 patients) in control group

which was significantly different (

The results revealed that rate of rehospitalization after three monthP<0.001). Six months later, the rate turned to %21P=0.002) as well.


Home care after discharge reduces rehospitalization of schizophrenic patients.

Keywords: Schizophrenia, Nursing, Home care, Rehospitalization
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2009/03/29 | Published: 2009/12/15
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Fallahi Khoshknab M, khankeh H R, hosaini M A, mohammadi F, Rahgou A, Ghazanfari N. Home care effectiveness in preventing rehospitalization of acute schizophrenic patients. IJNR. 2009; 4 (14) :59-66
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