Sanches Pinheiro, Tânia de Lázari; de Oliveira Cazola, Luiza Helena; de Moura Sales, Cibele; de Andrade, Ana Rachel Oliveira
April 2010
Cogitare Enfermagem;abr-jun2010, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p302
Academic Journal
This descriptive study aimed to identify factors involved in readmissions of schizophrenic patients in a psychiatric hospital in a Brazilian capital. The research subjects were schizophrenic patients with a history of three or more admissions in the institution within one year. Secondary data were collected through documentary research and primary data through interviews with parents or caregivers. As readmissions-related factors are: the discontinuance of care for patients with schizophrenia in the care network replacement after hospital discharge, low socioeconomic status of patients and families, the difficulty of families to cope and live with the ill, non-compliance to drug therapy and disease severity. It was concluded that strategies are needed for the joint responsibility of the family in monitoring the patient, as well as a better care performed by the complementary institutions after hospital treatment, enabling a reduction in readmissions.


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