Patients’ Perspectives on Pre-Operative Education for Total Hip Replacement

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Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore subjective experiences related to pre-operative patient education experience with total hip replacement (THR). Semi-structured, in depth interviews were used to collect data. Eleven participants aged 44 to 76 were recruited. Data were analyzed using a constant comparative method. Three categories emerged from interview data. 1) Obedience professions’ knowledge: trust professions’ authority, synchronization with instruction and satisfy information; 2) Worries restrict mobility and lose job: post-op activities changes and impact on daily work; 3) Information wanted by personal preference: motivation differently. Hopefully insights on pre-operative education to THR patients experience will provide valuable references for application in teaching materials for orthotics’ nurse to improve THR care.

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Ko, Y. , Chu, W. and Lin, P. (2015) Patients’ Perspectives on Pre-Operative Education for Total Hip Replacement. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 987-993. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2015.511105.

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