The Effect of Structured Preadmission Preoperative Teaching on Patient Outcomes After Abdominal Surgery
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Pagination or Media Count:
An experimental pretest-posttest control group design was used to compare recovery outcomes of subjects receiving preadmission preoperative education planned and presented by the clinical nurse specialist with subjects receiving routine preoperative preparation by clinic staff nurses. Incidence of postoperative complications by record review and changes in pulmonary function tests were assessed on the second postoperative day in the hospital. Postdischarge recovery was measured two weeks after surgery by telephone using a structured interview schedule. There was a significant difference in return of bowel function p 0.01, but not in pulmonary complications p 0.57, inspiratory capacity p postdischarge recovery p 0.71, p 0.72. Theses.
- Medicine and Medical Research