Table 2 Skills required for care of patients who have undergone surgery in each follow-up

From: Skills Required in the Care of Cancer Patients Who Undergo Surgery in the Hospital-Home Transition

Skill Need Follow-up 1
n (%)
Follow-up 2
n (%)
Follow-up 3
n (%)
Follow-up 4
n (%)
Knowledge Diet and eating 50 (31) 30 (10) 5 (2) 5 (2)
Constipation 30 (10.3) 10 (3.4) 0 0
Uniqueness Life plan 3 (1) 8 (2.8) 9 (3.1) 0
Instrumental and procedural Management of drainage 40 (14) 15 (5) 5 (2) 0
Application of anticoagulants 145 (50) 5 (2) 0 0
Management of urinary catheter 25 (9) 6 (2) 3 (1) 0
Techniques for controlling pain 78 (27) 12 (4) 10 (3) 0
Care involving colostomy bag and barrier 35 (12) 5 (2) 0 0
Physical activity (physical exercise. walking. travel) 30 (10) 45 (16) 70 (24) 5 (2)
Enjoyment Management of sadness and anxiety 0 5 (2) 30 (10) 15 (5)
Anticipation Signs and symptoms of surgical wound infection 80 (28) 100 (34) 20 (7) 0
Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection 10 (3.4) 12 (4.1) 13 (4.5) 0
Permanent telephone hotline 40 (14) 60 (21) 30 (10) 20 (7)
Administrative processes for authorizing procedures and appointments 40 (14) 120 (41) 40 (14) 0
Social relationships Sharing with loved ones 30 (10) 60 (21) 25 (9) 15 (5)
  1. Source: Research data (2018)