Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Effect of Transitional Care Model-Based Interventions for Patients with Stroke and Their Caregivers on Increasing Caregiver Competence and Patient Outcomes: A Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial


Department of Public Health Nursing, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Nursing, Antalya, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2021; 29: 176-185
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2021.19214
Read: 1606 Downloads: 497 Published: 01 June 2021

AIM: This is a study protocol designed to evaluate the effect of transitional care model based interventions for patients with stroke and their caregivers on the caregivers’ perceived competency, their preparedness for caregiving, increasing their electronic health literacy, reducing burnout, the rate of patients’ hospital readmissions, and the frequency of pressure injuries.

METHOD: The study protocol was planned as a randomized controlled trial with parallel arms. The study will include 70 patients with stroke and their caregivers. Multiple interventions (TEMpEST- Transitional Care Model Stroke Turkey), including at least 3 face-to-face interviews at the hospital, distance education via web, and telephone communications for 3 months, and 1 home visit within 7 days of discharge will be applied to the study group. The control arm will receive routine care. 

RESULTS: Findings will give after then when completed the study protocol.

CONCLUSION: This study will evaluate the feasibility of interventions TEMpEST and its effect on patients with stroke and their caregivers.

Cite this article as: Demir Avcı, Y., & Gözüm, S. (2021). Effect of transitional care model-based interventions for patients with stroke and their caregivers on increasing caregiver competence and patient outcomes: A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Florence Nightingale J Nurs, 29(2), 176-185.

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