Patienters uppfattning av information vid utskrivningen  från en urologisk vårdavdelning

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap

Sammanfattning: The purpose of the study was to investigate the perception of given information at discharge from a urological ward at Akademiska sjukhuset, and to investigate whether the patients had searched for information themselves after discharge.   The study is an empirical cross -sectional study with descriptive design. All the patients inscribed as urologic patients, discharged to their home during month of March 2009, were asked to participate in the study (in total 82 patients), which led to 57 participants. The data collection method was an interview over the phone, with 20 structured questions. The interview form was sent by mail to the patients after the discharge from the ward, the authors thereafter called the participants at home and performed the interview within 10-20 days after discharge.   The most common concerns for surgical patients after discharge are wound care, pain management, daily activity, the detection of complications, handling symptoms, elimination and quality of life. This study shows that 72 % of the participants considered the given information as sufficient for handling their self-care at home. The lack of information experienced by the participants concerned daily activity, eventual complications that may occur and pain management. The majority of the discharge information was given in the patient room.   Postoperative complications that occur after discharge can be expensive for the society and is a cause of unnecessary suffering for the patient, therefore the patient need to understand what to be observant of after discharge. This requires that both doctors and nurses provide relevant information for each individual patient.

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