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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
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, vol. 29, pp. 211-216
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0897189715001020
Journal: Applied Nursing Research 
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.
ISSN: 1532-8201
DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.05.004
Collaboration : University of Turku
Hospital District of Southwest Finland
School of Health Sciences de la Mercè
Klaipeda University
Linköping University
University of Turku
University of Athens
Cyprus University of Technology
University of Akureyri
Lahti University of Applied Sciences
Rights: © Elsevier
Type: Article
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