Effects of the Nursing Therapeutics Program for Facilitating Patient Transition (NTPFPT) on Subjective Well-Being, Role Mastery, and Well-Being of Relationships of Adult Stroke Patients in Bandung, Indonesia

Cecep Eli Kosasih, Busakorn Punthmatharith, Umaporn Boonyasopun


This quasi-experimental, repeated measures design was used to examine the effects of the nursing therapeutics program for facilitating patient transition (NTPFPT) on subjective well-being, role mastery, and well-being of relationships of adult patients with a stroke in Indonesia. Purposive sampling was used to recruit the sample. The control group (n = 42) received the routine care whereas the experimental group (n = 42) received the NTPFPT and routine care. The data were collected using 1) the subjective well-being inventory, 2) the role function mode, and3) the brief family relationship scale. The Chronbach’s alpha coefficients of questionnaires 1-3 were .89, .77 and .89, respectively. Descriptive statistics, repeated measures ANOVA, one way ANOWA, and t-test were used to analyze the data.

The results revealed that significant differences of the mean scores of subjective well-being, role mastery and well-being of relationships were found between the control and experimental groups (p < .000) and between three times (e.g., Day 3 of hospitalization, T1; one day before discharge, T2; and one month after discharge, T3)within group (p < .000).Significant differences between all three pair wise comparisons of these three variables were found in the experimental group (p < .000) whereas in the control group, only two pair wise comparisons were significant differences. The mean scores of the three variables in the experimental group measured at T2 and T3 were significantly higher than those of the control group (p < .000) whereas those of measured at T1 were non significant differences between two groups (p > .05). Thus, it is appropriate for nurses to provide the NTPFPT to stroke patients and families.


Nursing therapeutics program for facilitating patient transition, subjective well-being, role mastery, well-being of relationship, stroke patients


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