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Patients want more information after surgery: a prospective audit of satisfaction with perioperative information in lung cancer surgery.

Oswald, Nicola and Hardman, John and Kerr, Amy and Bishay, Ehab and Steyn, Richard and Rajesh, Pala B and Kalkat, Maninder S and Naidu, Babu V (2018) Patients want more information after surgery: a prospective audit of satisfaction with perioperative information in lung cancer surgery. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 13 (1). p. 18. ISSN 1749-8090. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

Receiving information about their disease and treatment is very important to patients with cancer. There is an association between feeling appropriately informed and better quality of life. This audit aimed to estimate patient satisfaction with perioperative information in those undergoing surgery for lung cancer and any change in satisfaction over time.

METHODS

A questionnaire (EORTC-Info-25) was administered prospectively to patients preoperatively and up to six months postoperatively. The preoperative questionnaire was completed by 292 patients and 88 free text comments were completed. Intrapersonal responses were compared over time.

RESULTS

Patients were highly satisfied with information prior to surgery. The overall helpfulness of information did not change over time but satisfaction with the amount of information decreased. Patients who received more information about 'the disease' and 'things you can do to help yourself get well' were less likely to report a drop in satisfaction (Odds Ratio 0.858, 95% Confidence interval 0.765 to 0.961, p = 0.008 and OR 0.102, 95% CI 0.018 to 0.590, p = 0.011 respectively). Free text responses revealed patients most frequently wanted more information on the disease, aftercare and self-care. Suffering complications from surgery was not associated with a change in satisfaction with information postoperatively.

CONCLUSIONS

Patients want to know more about their diagnosis, but also how to recover and cope with issues once they have gone home after surgery. Postoperative satisfaction with information may improve if patients are given more information on these topics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WA Patients. Primary care. Medical profession. Forensic medicine
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Thoracic Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 14:48
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 14:48
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1597

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