Total joint arthroplasty patients' perception of received knowledge of care.

@article{Montin2010TotalJA,
  title={Total joint arthroplasty patients' perception of received knowledge of care.},
  author={Liisa Montin and Kirsi Johansson and Jyrki Kettunen and Jouko Katajisto and Helena Leino-Kilpi},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={246-53}
}
BACKGROUND The education of orthopaedic patients is an essential component of nursing, because it has been shown to have a positive impact on outcomes of care and treatment. PURPOSE To describe total joint arthroplasty patients' perceptions of received knowledge on discharge. DESIGN/METHOD Patients (n = 123, mean age 68 years) undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty self-administered a structured instrument, including 6 different dimensions of knowledge. RESULTS Patients perceived that… CONTINUE READING

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