Experiences of adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients following discharge: A mixed methods study.
Ozdemir Koken, Zeliha
Senol Celik, Sevilay
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Background: Survival and discharge rates after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are gradually increasing. More research is warranted to investigate extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients' post-discharge experiences, problems and quality of life. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients' experiences, problems and quality of life following discharge. Methods: A mixed methods research was used. Study sample consisted of 11 adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients discharged at least one month prior to study entry. In-depth interviews were conducted. Participants' quality of life was assessed using the EuroQol 5 Dimension 5 Level questionnaire. Results: Two categories (pre- and post-discharge), 7 themes and 16 sub-themes were developed based on in-depth interviews. According to the EuroQol 5 Dimension 5 Level, participants had high perceptions of health. Conclusion: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients should be provided with comprehensive post-discharge education, exercise programs, social support and regular home visits for post-discharge assessment and follow-up care.
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