Volume 20, Issue 3 (12-2012)                   Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac 2012, 20(3): 43-53 | Back to browse issues page

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M. Salavati, M.Sc., M. Najafvandzadeh, M.Sc., Kh. Oshvandi, Ph.D. Sh. Homayonfar, M.D., A.R. Soltanian, Ph.D.. The Effects of Programmed Visiting on Physiological Indexes in CCU Patients. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2012; 20 (3) :43-53
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1122-en.html
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Introduction & Objective:Visiting is one of the basic needs of patients and their families while they are in coronary care units (CCUs). As the healthcare system moves toward a consumer-driven paradigm, talking about visiting hours has become a controversial and interesting topic. The aim of this research was to determine the effects of programmed visiting on physiological indexes in CCU patients.
Materials & Methods:In this quasi-experimental study, 60 patients with acute myocardial infarction were selected through convenience sampling and randomly divided into two groups. Patients in the case group were asked to name those who are more comfortable with and love to be present at the visiting time. Visitors were trained for proper visiting. Data was collected by a questionnaire and Cardiac Monitoring. Physiological indexes (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation) were assessed 10 minutes before and during visiting, as well as 10 and 30 minutes after visiting. Data was analysed by SPSS software 18.
Results:In the case group, the mean scores of physiological indexes (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation ) 10 minutes before visiting, during visiting and 10 and 30 minutes after visiting were not statistically significant (p>0.05) . But the differences were statistically meaningful in the control group (p<0.05).
Conclusion:According to this study, presence offamily members and friends in CCU wards based on programmed visiting does not make any significant difference in physiological indexes of the patients, so there is not any reason for restricting visiting patients in CCU.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Accepted: 2016/02/14 | Published: 2016/02/14

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