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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
Stark, Åsa Johansson
|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, Volume 29, Pages 211-216||Link:||http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0897189715001020||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/handle/10488/8510||ISSN:||0897-1897
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2015.05.004||Rights:||Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors.||Type:||Article|
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