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.