J Korean Biol Nurs Sci.  2015 Aug;17(3):277-285. 10.7586/jkbns.2015.17.3.277.

Effects of Fluid Therapy Education Program for Aged Stroke Patients

Affiliations
  • 12B Ward, Gyeonggi Province Siheung Hospital, Siheung, Korea.
  • 2Nursing College, Gachon University, Incheon, Korea. nackkun@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to verify the effects of a fluid therapy education program for aged stroke patients for preventing dehydration, pyuria and bacteriuria.
METHODS
The study employed a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design in quasi experimental basis. Subjects were 38 stroke patients (20 in the experimental group and 18 in the control group) older than 65, hospitalized in a senior care center in S city, Korea.
RESULTS
The amount of daily average fluid intake, normal ratio of blood urea nitrogen-creatinine ratio, serum Na+ and urine white blood cells were increased significantly in the experimental group. Normal ratio of bacteriuria increased in the experimental group, but not significantly.
CONCLUSION
The education program is considered to be an effective nursing intervention tool for preventing dehydration and urinary tract infections which related to the secondary wellness of aged stroke patients. However, longer term study is necessary for better quality of nursing and developing more specific education programs for aged stroke patients usually hospitalized for a long period of time.

Keyword

Fluid therapy education program; Urinary tract infections; Dehydration; Aged stroke patients

MeSH Terms

Bacteriuria
Dehydration
Education*
Fluid Therapy*
Humans
Korea
Leukocytes
Nursing
Pyuria
Stroke*
Urea
Urinary Tract Infections
Urea
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