An investigation into the information obtained by patients undergoing gastroscopy investigations.

@article{Clements1998AnII,
  title={An investigation into the information obtained by patients undergoing gastroscopy investigations.},
  author={Heidi Clements and Vidar Melby},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={333-42}
}
The benefits of informing patients before undergoing surgery or other investigative procedures are clearly demonstrated in the literature. This study aimed to determine the amount and type of information given to patients before, during and after undergoing gastroscopy investigations. A survey approach incorporating structured interviews and structured observation was utilized. There were statistically significant differences between the information acquired by younger and older patients prior… CONTINUE READING