We studied the effect of patient teaching in 60 patients who underwent primary total hip replacement surgery.
All the patients received an illustrated patient guide.
In addition to the general patient teaching given by doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, a randomly chosen group of 27 patients received a session of intensified patient teaching.
At the follow-up, 2-3 months postoperatively, 61% of patients thought that they had received the main part of their information from the physiotherapists, 9% from their doctors and 4% from the nursing staff.
The importance of a well-illustrated guide was pointed out.
The knowledge of potential complications, such as infection, remained poor; 37% could not name one single relevant complication.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie orthopédique, Hanche, Membre inférieur, Homme, Education sanitaire, Communication information, Réhabilitation, Réadaptation physique, Finlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Orthopedic surgery, Hip, Lower limb, Human, Health education, Information communication, Rehabilitation, Physical rehabilitation, Finland, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0318929
Code Inist : 002B25I. Création : 199406.