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dc.contributor.authorSigurdardottir, Árún K.-
dc.contributor.authorLeino-Kilpi, Helena-
dc.contributor.authorCharalambous, Andreas-
dc.contributor.authorKatajisto, Jouko K.-
dc.contributor.authorStark, Åsa Johansson-
dc.contributor.authorSourtzi, Panayota A.-
dc.contributor.authorZabalegui-Yárnoz, Adelaida-
dc.contributor.authorValkeapää, Kirsi-
dc.identifier.citationScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, Volume 29, Issue 4, Pages 615-624en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the recovery process of arthroplasty patients, their family members play an important role due to short hospital stay and increased age of patients. Family members need to have knowledge to be able to support the patient. The aim of this study was to explore expected and received knowledge in family members of arthroplasty patients and describe the relationships between the differences in received and expected knowledge and background factors, country, information and control preferences and access to knowledge. The study was conducted in six European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Finland, Iceland, Spain and Sweden). The study design was cross-cultural, prospective and comparative with two measurement points: pre-operative and at discharge from hospital. Knowledge Expectations of significant other-scale and Krantz Health Opinion Survey were used before surgery and Received Knowledge of significant other-scale and Access to Knowledge at discharge. Patients undergoing elective hip or knee arthroplasty in seventeen hospitals were asked to identify one family member. The sample size was decided by power calculation. A total of 615 participants answered the questionnaires at both measurements. Family members perceived to receive less knowledge than they expected to have, most unfulfilled knowledge expectations were in the financial, social and experiential dimensions of knowledge. Seventy-four per cent of participants had unfulfilled knowledge expectations. Increased access to information from healthcare providers decreased the difference between received and expected knowledge. Compared to family members in southern Europe, those in the Nordic countries had more unfulfilled knowledge expectations and less access to information from healthcare providers. The evidence from this study highlights the need to involve the family members in the educational approach.en_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden_US
dc.rights© 2015 Nordic College of Caring Science.en_US
dc.subjectFamily membersen_US
dc.subjectInternational perspectivesen_US
dc.subjectKnowledge expectationsen_US
dc.subjectPatient educationen_US
dc.titleFulfilment of knowledge expectations among family members of patients undergoing arthroplasty: A European perspectiveen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of Akureyrien_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of Turkuen_US
dc.collaborationTurku University Hospitalen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.collaborationLinköping Universityen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of Athensen_US
dc.collaborationHospital Clinic Barcelonaen_US
dc.collaborationLahti University of Applied Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.categoryClinical Medicineen_US
dc.subject.fieldMedical and Health Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
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