The needs for continuity of care in guardians of schizophrenia patients
LIU Mei, YU Hao, WANG Shu-fang, et al. // Nursing Department, Sanming Fourth Hospital, Sanming, Fujian Province, 365001 China
Objective: To explore the guardians' needs for continuously caring discharged schizophrenia patients, and the adverse effects on them. Methods: We investigated 100 guardians by convenient sampling method using questionnaire. Results: Most of them (88%) thought that it was very important to get continuity of care after patients discharged from hospital. Both of the items about continuous care for patients and guardians themselves were needed or much needed in their opinions, more than 58% and 69%, respectively. But some of them complained about the adverse effects related to the service channels and time issues. Conclusion: We should fully realize the guardians' needs for continuity of care on discharged schizophrenia patients, and try to improve the care quality by collaborating with them.
【CateGory Index】： R473.74