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Patients' expectations and experiences of provided surgery-related patient education : A descriptive longitudinal study

Patients' expectations and experiences of provided surgery-related patient education : A descriptive longitudinal study


Title: Patients' expectations and experiences of provided surgery-related patient education : A descriptive longitudinal study
Author: Blöndal, Katrín
Sveinsdóttir, Herdís   orcid.org/0000-0002-1766-3543
Ingadottir, Brynja   orcid.org/0000-0003-0743-8200
Date: 2022-09
Language: English
Scope: 11
University/Institute: Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland
School: Health Sciences
Department: Other departments
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Series: Nursing Open; 9(5)
ISSN: 2054-1058
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1270
Subject: Hjúkrun aðgerðasjúklinga; Hjúkrun langveikra fullorðinna; healthcare surveys; hospital; nursing; patient education as topic; self-care; surgical procedures; Nursing (all)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/3479

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Blöndal , K , Sveinsdóttir , H & Ingadottir , B 2022 , ' Patients' expectations and experiences of provided surgery-related patient education : A descriptive longitudinal study ' , Nursing Open , vol. 9 , no. 5 , pp. 2495-2505 . https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.1270

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Aims: The aim of this study was to explore the educational expectations and experiences of surgical patients. Design: Prospective, longitudinal, descriptive and two-centre study. Data were collected with questionnaires at the hospital and 6 weeks and 6 months postsurgery. Methods: Patients undergoing elective surgery and hospitalized overnight from January to July 2016 answered questions about the content of received pre-operative and pre-discharge education, topics they wanted more information on, sources of information, satisfaction with and usefulness of the information and if their recovery was as expected. Results: Patients (N = 697, 49% male, mean age 64.1 [SD 12.6] years) perceived the provided education as useful and satisfactory but less so after discharge. Most common topics which they expected more education about were postoperative complications, pain management, fatigue, lack of stamina and expected recovery time. Most patients received information through face-to-face teaching (79.7%) and in writing (78.4%). Expectations on recovery were related to patients' satisfaction with the education and how useful they evaluated it.

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Funding Information: The authors thank Guðný Bergóra Tryggvadóttir, specialist at the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Iceland for providing statistical support, nurses at the Landspítali University Hospital and at Akureyri Hospital who participated in data collection and the participants who provided valuable information about themselves. Funding Information: The study was funded by the University of Iceland Science Fund, the Landspitali University Hospital Science Fund and the Icelandic Nurses' Association Science Fund Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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