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Preoperative Information Provided toSwedish and Immigrant Patients BeforeTotal Hip Replacement
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Nursing. (Lina)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3702-8202
2012 (English)In: Medical Arhives, ISSN 1986-5961, Vol. 66, no 6, 399-404 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 

Background: Total hip replacement is an operation that usually leads to pain  relief and improved health related quality of life (HRQoL). Previous studies have demonstrated the importance of information about upcoming surgery.

Therefore, it was of interest to study how both immigrants, whose first language was not Swedish, and Swedish patients described pre-operative information.

Material and methods:

Individual interviews were conducted with 10 immigrants and 10 Swedish participants. The data were analysed using qualitative content analysis. The study was carried out in western Sweden from March to November 2010.

Results:

The findings revealed that pre-operative information for all patients undergoing elective total hip replacement was limited. Patients from both groups expressed concern about inadequate  preoperative information pertaining to the surgery, implant selection, pain relief, choice of anaesthesia, no or too short a time to put questions to the surgeon and an overall stressful situation.

Conclusions: Adequate preoperative information is important for optimising pain relief and shortening the hospital stay. The fact that the patients overwhelmingly rated the preoperative information as inadequate may be due to several reasons. Mental distress and the two-week interval between the time when the patient received the information and the operation might have contributed to the low degree of retention.

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2012. Vol. 66, no 6, 399-404 p.
Keyword [en]
Elective total hip replacement, mental health, pre-operative information, pain, immigrants.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-4943DOI: 10.5455/medarh.2012.66.399-404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-4943DiVA: diva2:580759
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Available from: 2012-12-26 Created: 2012-12-26 Last updated: 2015-03-04Bibliographically approved

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