The purpose of this qualitative research was to explore subjective experiences related to pre-operative patient education experience with total hip replacement (THR). Semi-structured, in depth interviews were used to collect data. Eleven participants aged 44 to 76 were recruited. Data were analyzed using a constant comparative method. Three categories emerged from interview data. 1) Obedience professions’ knowledge: trust professions’ authority, synchronization with instruction and satisfy information; 2) Worries restrict mobility and lose job: post-op activities changes and impact on daily work; 3) Information wanted by personal preference: motivation differently. Hopefully insights on pre-operative education to THR patients experience will provide valuable references for application in teaching materials for orthotics’ nurse to improve THR care.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Journal||Open Journal of Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|