An investigation of the effects of preoperative interdisciplinary patient education on understanding postoperative expectations following a total joint arthroplasty.

@article{Thomas2008AnIO,
  title={An investigation of the effects of preoperative interdisciplinary patient education on understanding postoperative expectations following a total joint arthroplasty.},
  author={Karen M Thomas and Kristen A Sethares},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          374-81
        }
}
This study aimed at evaluating the effect of a preoperative interdisciplinary educational intervention on understanding postoperative expectations following a total joint arthroplasty. The study sample consisted of 156 patients scheduled for elective total joint replacement surgery. The approach for this study was a two-group quasi-experimental design. The treatment group received an additional interdisciplinary educational session whereas the control group did not. Subjects who chose to attend… CONTINUE READING

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