Medical and Clinical Research: Open Access

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Abstract

Establishment and Application of The Service Process for Discharge of Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty

Liangxiao Bao ,Liang Zhao and Jianlong Li

Objective: To explore the establishment and clinical application of the service process of preparation for discharge of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Methods: One hundred patients who would receive TKA from July 2019 to June 2020 were randomly divided into two groups, the control group, and the intervention group. The control group were given routine care and guidance of discharging. The intervention group would be receiving discharge planning service processes after being admitted to hospital, before surgery, after surgery, before discharge, and after discharge. The knee joint function score, daily living ability index, mental health level and patient’s satisfaction were compared between the two groups of patients. Results: The knee joint function score, daily living ability index, mental health level and patient’s satisfaction in the intervention group were significantly higher than those in the control group (P<0.05, P<0.01). Conclusion: The establishment and application of discharge preparation service process is beneficial to improve knee joint function, self-care ability in daily life and caregiving ability by caregivers

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