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Few researchers have described postoperative recovery from a broad, overall perspective. In this article the authors describe a study focusing on patient and staff experiences of postoperative recovery using a qualitative descriptive design to obtain a description of the phenomenon. They performed 10 individual interviews with patients who had undergone(More)
AIM This paper presents a concept analysis of the phenomenon of postoperative recovery. BACKGROUND Each year, millions of patients throughout the world undergo surgical procedures. Although postoperative recovery is commonly used as an outcome of surgery, it is difficult to identify a standard definition. METHOD Walker and Avant's concept analysis(More)
AIM To report data from the first national pressure ulcer prevalence survey in Sweden on prevalence, pressure ulcer categories, locations and preventive interventions for persons at risk for developing pressure ulcers. METHODS A cross-sectional research design was used in a total sample of 35,058 persons in hospitals and nursing homes. The methodology(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The previously developed Postoperative Recovery Profile (PRP) questionnaire is intended for self-assessment of general recovery after surgery. The aim of this study was to further evaluate the questionnaire regarding the construct validity and ability to discriminate recovery profiles between groups. Furthermore, the item variables of(More)
The objectives of the study were to examine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) and identify modifiable factors in patients who develop HAPU as the basis for subsequent quality assurance studies and improvement in hospital care. The study was conducted in five hospitals in two Swedish County Councils. A 1-day(More)
The purpose of the present study was, by means of a literature review, to describe and analyse the characteristics of clinical indicators used to assess and promote quality improvement in nursing care. It was found that a generally accepted definition of a clinical indicator is a 'quantitative measure that can be used as a guide to monitor and evaluate the(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Relatively few studies have investigated the relationship between patient characteristics and individualised care, in relation to the improvement of care efficiency, efficacy and quality. Individualised care is a key concept in health strategy and policy in Western countries. The aim of this exploratory study was to identify(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES In this study we describe the development of a short, easy-to-use questionnaire to measure postoperative recovery and evaluate its content validity and intra-patient reliability. The questionnaire is designed to evaluate the progress of postoperative recovery and the long-term follow-up of possible effects of interventions during(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare patient and nurse assessments of the quality of care in postoperative pain management, to investigate differences between subgroups of patients, and to compare patient assessments in different departments. DESIGN Patient and nurse questionnaires. SETTING Five surgical wards in general surgery, orthopaedics, and(More)
AIM To compare overall unit-level pressure ulcer (PU) prevalence, hospital-acquired pressure ulcer (HAPU) prevalence and prevention strategies, as well as nurse staffing and workload in two hospitals in Sweden with data from the USA. METHODS Medical and surgical units in a university hospital and a general hospital in Sweden were compared with 207(More)