Background: About 20-50% of patients with heart failure are readmitted to hospitals in 14 day to 6 months of hospital discharge worldwide.
Aim of the study: This study was performed to evaluate the effect of implementing nursing educational program on re-admission for patients with heart failure.
Research design: Quasi experimental research design was utilized to conduct this study. (study and control group).
Setting: This study was carried out in the cardiovascular medicine department at Assiut University Heart Hospital.
Sample: The study sample consisted of (50) heart failure patients for each group; ages ranged from 18-65 years old.
Tool: Patient assessment sheet and re-admission assessment sheet.
Results: The highest percentages of causes for readmission in this study were drug non-compliance (25.8%), diet poor compliance (22.6%), uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (22.6%), ischemia (19.4%), anemia (16.1%) and worsening left ventricular function (16.1%), there was a significant difference between study and control groups regarding their mean frequency of readmission with a p-value of (0.041) and period from discharge to 1st re-admission with a p-value of (0.044).
Conclusion: We can concluded that a, fter 6 months of follow-up, there was a significant difference between groups regarding their mean frequency of re-admission with a p-value of (0.041) and period from discharge to 1st re-admission with a p-value of (0.044).
Shalabia El-Sayead Abozead, Nour Eleman Hassan Ali, Ahmed Abdel Galeel, Hanan Abd-Elrazik Abd-Elall. Effect of implementing nursing educational program on re-admission for patients with heart failure. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(1):88-94.