Exploring the information needs of patients who have undergone PCI
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Naturalistic inquiry, Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), Patient information needs, Patient education|
|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 13:39|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:08|
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