Quality of care evaluated by surgery patients

​Purpose

  • to describe and explain patient education and quality of care as evaluated by adult surgery patients
  • to describe and explain postoperative complications
  • to explain the connection between evaluated quality, patient education and postoperative complications

Goals

  • to develop patient education and quality of care of surgical adult patients
  • to identify factors that increase complications in surgical adult patients
  • to develop the prevention of complications in surgical adult patients

Methods

The study population consists of adult surgical patients in one central hospital in Finland from April 2016 to February 2017. The data are collected in three phases: before surgery at home, after surgery in the hospital just before discharge and through a telephone interview three–four weeks after discharge. The data are collected by using four questionnaires: Knowledge expectations scale for hospital patient’s (KEhp), Received knowledge scale for hospital patient’s (RKhp), the Good Nursing Care Scale (GNCS), and the structure complications form.

Research team

Kirsi-Marja Laine, RN, MNSc, nursing director 2
Ira Saarinen, MD, PhD- cand, Plastic Surgeon 2,3
Antti Kaipia, MD, PhD,  Professor 2,3

University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science
Hospital District of Satakunta
3 University of Turku, Department of Medicine

Principal investigator

Elina Haavisto Professorelina.haavisto@utu.fi