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Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Observation on the clinical effects of humanistic nursing on the psychological status of patients with COPD in acute phase

Objectives: This study aimed to explore the clinical effects of humanistic nursing on patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the acute phase.

Methods: The random number table was adopted to divide 120 patients into for the control group (n=60) and the test group (n=60). These patients had COPD in the acute phase, and they received medical treatment from May 2016 to August 2017 in the hospital where the author worked. Routine nursing was provided to the control group, whereas humanistic nursing was given to the test group. Then, the two groups of patients were comparatively analysed in terms of psychological status, duration of clinical symptom remission, pulmonary functions, quality of life, and nursing satisfaction degree.

Results: The depression and anxiety scoring of the test group was significantly lower than that of the control group (P<0.05). The duration of body temperature decrease, asthma remission, and coughing remission of the test group were significantly shorter than that of the control group (P<0.05). As compared with the control group, the test group scored significantly higher in terms of Forced Vital Capacity (FVC), Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1), Maximum Mid-Expiratory Flow volume (MMFF), material life, physical functions, psychological functions, social functions, and nursing satisfaction (P<0.05).

Conclusions: The clinical effects of humanistic nursing on patients with COPD in acute phase were significant. With humanistic nursing, patients with COPD in acute phase could obtain their psychological status, and their pulmonary function effectively improved; they took shorter time to recover from clinical symptoms, lived a high quality of life, and showed a high satisfaction degree for the nursing. All these positive clinical effects suggested that humanistic nursing is worthy of further promotion and application in the clinical treatment of patients with COPD in the acute phase.

Author(s): Xiao-Yan Wang, Ling-Hua Liu
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