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

Yi-Li Ko, Wei-En Chu, Pi-Chu Lin

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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.
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
JournalOpen Journal of Nursing
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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