The Quality of Patient Education in Day Surgery by Adult Patients

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


Descriptive design using survey methodology.


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.


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.


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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