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Application of continuing care in patients with generalized anxiety disorder after discharge

Jiao Yu

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15520/ijmhs.2015.vol5.iss3.69.107-110

Abstract


Objective: To explore the application of continuing care in patients with generalized anxiety disorder after discharge.

Methods: From February 2011 to December 2014, 126 patients with generalized anxiety disorder after discharge were randomly assigned to control group (n=63) and intervention group (n=63). Patients in the intervention group received telephone follow-up and psychological counseling after discharge. When indisposed symptoms appeared, continuing care was conducted with Chinese massage.

Results: Self-rating anxiety scale scores were significantly lower in the intervention group than in the control group (P < 0.05). Scores of medication compliance and regular return visit compliance were significantly higher in the intervention group than in the control group (P < 0.05). Scores of quality of life were significantly greater in the intervention group than in the control group (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Continuing care can relieve various indisposed symptoms and mental stress, lessen anxiety, and elevate quality of life in patients after discharge.

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