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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2022, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030109.

Advance care planning for stroke patients: status and influencing factors


Fan Cheng1, Yanmei Liu2, Liqun Huang1, Yunjie Tong1, Congcong Bai1, Hongna Han1

Corresponding Author:
Yanmei Liu

1Shaanxi University of Traditional Medicine, Xianyang, China

2Shaanxi Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Xi’an, China


Objective: To understand the preparation level of the pre-established medical care plan (Advance Care Planning, ACP) in patients with stroke, and to analyze the influencing factors of ACP preparation..Methods: General data questionnaire, pre-established Medical Care Plan Readiness scale (Advance Care Planning Readiness Scale, ACPRS), and Social support scale (Social Support Rating Scale, SSRS) were used to investigate the current situation of 159 stroke patients admitted to Shaanxi traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital from February 2022 to June 2022. Multiple linear regression was used to analyze the influencing factors of ACP in stroke patients. Results: The ACP score of stroke patients was 67.65 ±10.92. the results of regression analysis showed that education level, family per capita monthly income, disease knowledge, and social support were the main influencing factors of ACP readiness in stroke patients (all P < 0.05). The total variation of ACP readiness in stroke patients was 48.9%. Conclusion:The ACP preparation degree of stroke patients in this group was in the upper-middle level. Doctors and nurses should give corresponding strategies according to the reasons, formulate nursing plans in line with the hospice care preferences of brain patients, and improve the level of ACP preparation of patients.


Stroke, Pre-established Medical Care Plan; Preparation; Social Support

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Fan Cheng, Yanmei Liu, Liqun Huang, Yunjie Tong, Congcong Bai, Hongna Han. Advance care planning for stroke patients: status and influencing factors. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2022) Vol. 3, Issue 1: 52-58. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2022.030109.


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