Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai1, Tran Thi Truc Linh2, Ngo Thi Dung3, Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc3, Nguyen Hong Thiep3, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Han3,
1 Can Tho Medical College
2 Phuong Chau International Hospital
3 Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy

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Background: Viral hepatitis is an inflammatory condition that causes liver damage. It is a major public health problem globally, especially in developing countries. Patients with viral hepatitis have torse physical and psychological health status, and hepatitis is also a burden on family finance and the healthcare system. Effective nursing care is essential to decrease complications, re-hospitalization, mortality rate, and treatment costs and improve the quality of life for hepatitis patients. However, there was inadequate research quality of nursing care for viral hepatitis patients. Thus, it is important to conduct a study regarding caring outcomes which might be useful in developing nursing interventions to provide high-quality care for patients diagnosed with viral hepatitis. Objectives: This study aims to examine the caring outcomes and indicates its related factors among viral hepatitis patients. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional design was applied for this study to conduct 160 inpatients in Can Tho General Hospital. The self-report questionnaires assessed caring outcomes, including 5 domains and 21 items. Results: The findings indicated that patients' good caring outcomes rate was 87.5%. In detail, health education showed the highest scores, while direct care and observation were the lowest. The study found that comorbidity significantly correlated with outcomes of provided care among viral hepatitis patients. There was no relationship between patients’ caring outcomes and their demographic characteristics. A negative correlation was presented between patients’ comorbid condition of diabetes type 2 and their caring outcomes. Conclusion: The incidence of satisfied caring outcomes among viral hepatitis patients was high. Patients’ comorbid condition was associated with their caring outcomes. Health education should be focused on order better care for patients who are diagnosed with viral hepatitis.

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