The Quality of Patient Education in Day Surgery by Adult Patients

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Abstract

Purpose:

The purpose of the study was to describe the quality of patient education in day surgery as evaluated by adult patients.

Design:

Descriptive design using survey methodology.

Methods:

The data were collected by questionnaire and measured the quality and implementation of education resources for day surgery patients (n = 600) in a university hospital. The data were analyzed statistically using basic and multivariate methods.

Findings:

The implementation of patient education has been done in a patient-centered and goal-oriented way by half of respondents. Most respondents (81%) were satisfied with the interaction in patient education. The education resources were reported as good by 77% of respondents.

Conclusions:

Health care staff should assess for the presence of anxiety as a barrier to the comprehension of information. In developing patient education, the professional expertise and skills of health care staff in educating patients should be used.

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