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Title: Information and control preferences and their relationship with the knowledge received among european joint arthroplasty patients
Authors: Klemetti, Seija 
Leino-Kilpi, Helena K. 
Charalambous, Andreas 
Copanitsanou, Panagiota P. 
Ingadottir, Brynja 
Istomina, Natalja 
Katajisto, Jouko K. 
Unosson, Mitra 
Zabalegui-Yárnoz, Adelaida 
Valkeapaa, Kirsi 
Keywords: Patients;Health care;Orthopedic surgery patients;Surgical patients
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2016
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Source: Orthopaedic Nursing, 2016, Volume 35, Issue 3, Pages 174-182
DOI: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000246
Abstract: Background: The prevalence of joint arthroplasties is increasing internationally, putting increased emphasis on patient education. PURPOSE: This study describes information and control preferences of patients with joint arthroplasty in seven European countries, and explores their relationships with patients' received knowledge. METHODS: The data (n = 1,446) were collected during 2009-2012 with the Krantz Health Opinion Survey and the Received Knowledge of Hospital Patient scale. RESULTS: European patients with joint arthroplasty had low preferences. Older patients had less information preferences than younger patients (p =.0001). In control preferences there were signifi cant relationships with age (p =.021), employment in healthcare/social services (p =.033), chronic illness (p =.002), and country (p =.0001). Received knowledge of the patients did not have any relationships with information preferences. Instead, higher control preferences were associated with less received knowledge. CONCLUSION: The relationship between European joint arthroplasty patients' preferences and the knowledge they have received requires further research.
ISSN: 07446020
Rights: © 2016 by National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.
Type: Article
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