Therapeutic Ride: Health Service Evaluation and Satisfaction of Patients and Their Caregivers

  •  Jéssica do Nascimento Pinho    
  •  Edivania Anacleto Pinheiro    
  •  Cristiane Munaretto Ferreira    
  •  Erica Freire de Vasconcelos-Pereira    
  •  Tatiane Contin    
  •  Vanessa Marcon de Oliveira    
  •  Vanessa Terezinha Gubert de Matos    


Objective: To evaluate the health service and the satisfaction of patients and their caregivers in relation to the therapeutic ride, in Integrated Continuous Care. Methods: Cross-sectional, descriptive study, conducted between January 2017 and January 2018, using a specific form for data collection and interview conducted before hospital discharge. Results: The study included 23 patients and 27 caregivers. Regarding the evaluation of the service related to the therapeutic ride, 95.6% (22/23) of the patients and 70.4% (19/27) of the caregivers confirmed that they understood the objectives of this practice. The duration of the therapeutic ride was considered sufficient by 69.6% (16/23) of patients and 70.4% (19/27) of caregivers. Most patients (52.2%) and caregivers (70.4%) declared to be very satisfied with the result of the therapeutic ride. Conclusion: The therapeutic ride demonstrates its differential aspect by adding training, contributing greatly to the safe transition from the hospital to the home.

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