Examining the Relationship between Older Adults' Readiness for Discharge after Surgery and Satisfaction with Nursing Care and the Associated Factors.

Baksi A., Arda Sürücü H., Turhan Damar H., Sungur M.

Clinical nursing research, vol.30, no.8, pp.1251-1262, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10547738211011768
  • Journal Name: Clinical nursing research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1251-1262
  • Keywords: surgery, older adults, patients, home care, satisfaction, discharge readiness, HOSPITAL DISCHARGE, NEWCASTLE SATISFACTION, CHRONIC DISEASES, TURKISH VERSION, EXPERIENCES, PERCEPTION, HOME, TRANSITION, QUALITY
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to examine the relationship between older adults' readiness for discharge after surgery and satisfaction with nursing care and effects factors, using a descriptive, cross-sectional design that included 204 older adults. Examining the state of readiness for the discharge of older adults who underwent surgery in terms of the expected support sub-dimension of patients revealed that the presence of someone to support home care, the existence of health insurance, living with someone, undergoing emergency surgery, and being illiterate were statistically significant predictors. Thought of improvement in terms of nursing care between prior hospitalization and the latest hospitalization, use of intensive care unit, male, nursing care satisfaction, and the existence of health insurance were statistically significant predictors of the readiness for discharge in older adults after surgery in terms of personal status sub-dimension. Accordingly, an individual approach that takes these characteristics/variables into account is recommended when planning discharge.