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  1. 2. Pre-operative education - a review of the research design.

    Article - En anglais

    Trials on the effectiveness of providing people with education before surgery have suggested a beneficial effect.

    Although this has been demonstrated through meta-analyses, the results from individual studies have not always shown significant differences between control and experimental groups.

    This could be a product of the design of the studies.

    Hence this paper examines the research literature on pre-operative education in the light of modern standards in design and reporting of randomised controlled trials.

    Patient assignment, blinding of participants and researchers, follow-up procedures and statistical analyses are considered.

    The theoretical framework underpinning this body of research and ethical issues are discussed.

    Although there are a relatively large number of studies on pre-operative education the conclusion is that there is considerable room for improvement in trial design as a basis for promoting evidence based nursing.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Education santé, Préopératoire, Revue bibliographique, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Health education, Preoperative, Bibliographic review, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0313117

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 16/11/1999.