Discharge Planning Mentoring Program to Prevent Rehospitalization for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

Jennifa, Tri Nur Kristina, M. Rofi’i


Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia



Background: Every year, thousands of congestive heart failure (CHF) patients are re­admitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Hospital readmissions are cost­ly, exten­sive, and in some cases avoidable. One of the factors known to increase a pa­tient’s risk for readmission is the lack of patient engagement and self-efficacy re­gar­ding the treat­ment plan. The purpose of this study was to determine discharge plan­ning men­to­ring program to prevent re-hospitalization for patient with CHF.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi-experiment with posttest only design con­ducted at PKU Muhammadiyah, Gamping, Yogyakarta. A sample 0f 28 patients with CHF was selected for this study. The dependent variable was readmission 30 days af­ter dis­charge. The independent variable was discharge planning mentoring. The data we­re ana­lyzed by chi-square.

Results: 78.6% CHF patients who received mentoring discharge planning were not re­ad­mitted.

Conclusion: Mentoring discharge planning program is effective to decrease re-hos­pi­talization of CHF patients.

Keywords: congestive heart failure, discharge planning, re-hospitalization

Correspondence: Jennifa. Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.

Email: jeje­nni­09@­gmail.com. Mobile: 0821­3612­54­05.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.04.19

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