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Title: Empowering knowledge and its connection to health-related quality of life: A cross-cultural study: A concise and informative title: Empowering knowledge and its connection to health-related quality of life
Authors: Koekenbier, Krista
Leino-Kilpi, Helena 
Cabrera, Esther 
Istomina, Natalia
Stark, Åsa Johansson
Katajisto, Jouko 
Lemonidou, Chryssoula 
Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Salanterä, Sanna
Sigurdardottir, Arun
Valkeapää, Kirsi
Eloranta, Sini
Keywords: Cross-cultural
Empowering knowledge
Empowerment
Health-related quality of life
Osteoarthritis
Patient-centered education
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, Volume 29, Pages 211-216
Abstract: Abstract AIMS: Assess the association between patient education (i.e. empowering knowledge) and preoperative health-related quality of life, 6months postoperative health-related quality of life, and the increase in health-related quality of life in osteoarthritis patients who underwent total hip or total knee arthroplasty. METHOD: This is a cross-cultural comparative follow-up study using structured instruments to measure the difference between expected and received patient education and self-reported health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) in Finland, Greece, Iceland, Spain and Sweden. RESULTS: The health-related quality of life was significantly increased 6months postoperatively in all countries due to the arthroplasties. In the total sample, higher levels of empowering knowledge were associated with a higher health-related quality of life, both pre- and postoperatively, but not with a higher increase in health-related quality of life. On the national level, postoperative health-related quality of life was associated with higher levels of empowering knowledge in Finland, Iceland and Sweden. The increase in health-related quality of life was associated with levels of empowering knowledge for Greece. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, it can be concluded that the level of empowering knowledge was associated with high postoperative health-related quality of life in the total sample, even though there is some variation in the results per country.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/jspui/handle/10488/8510
ISSN: 0897-1897
1532-8201 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.05.004
Rights: Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors.
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