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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303914
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Surgical Patient Education Material and the Infection Related- Content
Author(s):
Arifulla, Dinah K.; Leino-Kilpi, Helena; Lundgren-Laine, Helj'
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Dinah K. Arifulla, RN, BHc, BNSc, MNSc, dinah.arifulla@utu.fi; Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, RN; Helj' Lundgren-Laine, RN, MNSc;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose:

Infection control priorities have been to reduce surgical site infections and to increase patients' participatory by empowering patient education. In patient education, it is common to use written material, which should to be understandable and support patients' empowerment. Surgical patient education (PE) materials should have a good quality of the content, support patients empowerment and participation in care as well as reduce surgical site infections and improve patient safety. However, the systematic information on the infection control content and the quality of materials is missing. The purpose was to analyze the surgical patient education materials for the quality, capacity to support empowering patient education and for the infection control-related content.

Methods:

The data consisted of surgical PE materials (N=237) for adults in all Finnish university hospitals and every fifth (n=50) were analyzed for the quality of the content with previously developed instrument. Deductive content analysis was done to analyze the capabilities to support empowering patient education and inductive content analysis was used for the infection control-related content.

Results:

The quality of the PE materials varied substantially. Only 36 % (n=18) of PE materials were published in the past three years (2010'2012) period. The best feature of the quality was the appearance and the structure of language. PE materials supported functional and bio-physiological dimensions of the empowerment, describing the surgical procedure and coping with it. The main infection control content was related to hand hygiene although its implementation was not guided or instructed. In general, infection prevention was indicated indirectly through health related problems such as 'obesity' and 'the condition of the skin'.

'Conclusion:

The quality of PE was rather good as PE materials were visually clear and consistent. Thus, capacity to support patient participation and empower them to reduce infections needs to be improved for ensuring patient safety.

Keywords:
surgery; patient education; infection control
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleSurgical Patient Education Material and the Infection Related- Contenten
dc.contributor.authorArifulla, Dinah K.en
dc.contributor.authorLeino-Kilpi, Helenaen
dc.contributor.authorLundgren-Laine, Helj'en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsDinah K. Arifulla, RN, BHc, BNSc, MNSc, dinah.arifulla@utu.fi; Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, RN; Helj' Lundgren-Laine, RN, MNSc;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303914-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><strong><b>Purpose: </b></strong><p>Infection control priorities have been to reduce surgical site infections and to increase patients' participatory by empowering patient education. In patient education, it is common to use written material, which should to be understandable and support patients' empowerment. Surgical patient education (PE) materials should have a good quality of the content, support patients empowerment and participation in care as well as reduce surgical site infections and improve patient safety. However, the systematic information on the infection control content and the quality of materials is missing. The purpose was to analyze the surgical patient education materials for the quality, capacity to support empowering patient education and for the infection control-related content. <p><strong><b>Methods: </b></strong><p>The data consisted of surgical PE materials (N=237) for adults in all Finnish university hospitals and every fifth (n=50) were analyzed for the quality of the content with previously developed instrument. Deductive content analysis was done to analyze the capabilities to support empowering patient education and inductive content analysis was used for the infection control-related content. <p><strong><b>Results: </b></strong><p>The quality of the PE materials varied substantially. Only 36 % (n=18) of PE materials were published in the past three years (2010'2012) period. The best feature of the quality was the appearance and the structure of language. PE materials supported functional and bio-physiological dimensions of the empowerment, describing the surgical procedure and coping with it. The main infection control content was related to hand hygiene although its implementation was not guided or instructed. In general, infection prevention was indicated indirectly through health related problems such as 'obesity' and 'the condition of the skin'. <p><strong>'<b>Conclusion: </b></strong><p>The quality of PE was rather good as PE materials were visually clear and consistent. Thus, capacity to support patient participation and empower them to reduce infections needs to be improved for ensuring patient safety.en
dc.subjectsurgeryen
dc.subjectpatient educationen
dc.subjectinfection controlen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:45Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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