Exploring the information needs of patients who have undergone PCI

Corones, Katina, Coyer, Fiona M., & Theobald, Karen A. (2009) Exploring the information needs of patients who have undergone PCI. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 4(3), pp. 123-130.

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In Australia percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) rates have significantly increased over the last decade. However, often, in the hospital setting, there is little time for comprehensive patient education due to the urgency for coronary artery catheterisation, and short length of patient stay.

  • Aim

The purpose of this study was to explore the information needs of first-time PCI patients four to six weeks post-procedure.

  • Method and Results

This study was based on a naturalistic inquiry approach using semi-structured interviews with 10 participants and field notes as the methods of data collection. Data were analysed utilising Thomas’ (2003) five steps to a thematic analysis, incorporating a constant comparative approach. Four themes were identified: ‘Events leading up’; ‘Information prior’; ‘About the procedure’; and ‘Lifestyle’.

  • Conclusions

Findings highlighted the numerous educational needs of participants for PCI across the continuum of their clinical admission and discharge. Furthermore, the study uncovered the need for a tailored approach to PCI patient information delivery. Findings also demonstrated the need to further identify and trial different information delivery methods and timing of PCI education to patients and their families.

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ID Code: 20857
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Naturalistic inquiry, Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), Patient information needs, Patient education
DOI: 10.12968/bjca.2009.4.3.40047
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 MA Healthcare Ltd
Deposited On: 28 May 2009 03:39
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 05:20

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