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Perceived information after surgery for colorectal cancer - an explorative study.

Lithner, Maria LU ; Johansson, Jan LU ; Andersson, Edith; Jakobsson, Ulf LU ; Palmquist, Ingrid LU and Klefsgård, Rosemarie (2012) In Colorectal Disease 14(11). p.1340-1350
Abstract
Aim: With fast track surgery and shorter hospital stay, discharge from hospital after cancer surgery is becoming more challenging for the individual patient. The aim of this study was to explore how patients perceive information after surgery for colorectal cancer, what their information needs are and to determine factors affecting received information. Method: One hundred patients filled in the questionnaires EORTC QLQ-C30, CR38, INFO25, ECOG and SOC and provided written comments within the first two weeks after discharge following surgery for colorectal cancer. The questionnaires were analyzed using hierarchical cluster analysis and a multiple linear regression analysis. The written comments were analysed using content analysis. Results:... (More)
Aim: With fast track surgery and shorter hospital stay, discharge from hospital after cancer surgery is becoming more challenging for the individual patient. The aim of this study was to explore how patients perceive information after surgery for colorectal cancer, what their information needs are and to determine factors affecting received information. Method: One hundred patients filled in the questionnaires EORTC QLQ-C30, CR38, INFO25, ECOG and SOC and provided written comments within the first two weeks after discharge following surgery for colorectal cancer. The questionnaires were analyzed using hierarchical cluster analysis and a multiple linear regression analysis. The written comments were analysed using content analysis. Results: Forty-nine percent of the patients expressed a need for more information. In the written comments they specified these areas of information: they lacked information concerning their surgery, how to handle symptoms and problems at home, someone to contact after discharge and prognostic information about their future. Patients reported most received information in areas of medical tests and disease but less on other services and support in outpatient care. The variation in INFO25 was best explained by gender (p=0.045) and preoperative health status (ASA 3 p=0.022). Conclusion: The results from this study indicate that women and patients with a poorer preoperative health status scored less on information received and would need more time and support to prepare for discharge. The patients expressed a desire for more information about the surgery, how to handle symptoms at home and prognostic information about their future. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Aim: With fast track surgery and shorter hospital stay, discharge from hospital after cancer surgery is becoming more challenging for the individual patient. The aim of this study was to explore how patients perceive information after surgery for colorectal cancer, what their information needs are and to determine factors affecting received information. Method: One hundred patients filled in the questionnaires EORTC QLQ-C30, CR38, INFO25, ECOG and SOC and provided written comments within the first two weeks after discharge following surgery for colorectal cancer. The questionnaires were analyzed using hierarchical cluster analysis and a multiple linear regression analysis. The written comments were analysed using content analysis. Results: Forty-nine percent of the patients expressed a need for more information. In the written comments they specified these areas of information: they lacked information concerning their surgery, how to handle symptoms and problems at home, someone to contact after discharge and prognostic information about their future. Patients reported most received information in areas of medical tests and disease but less on other services and support in outpatient care. The variation in INFO25 was best explained by gender (p=0.045) and preoperative health status (ASA 3 p=0.022). Conclusion: The results from this study indicate that women and patients with a poorer preoperative health status scored less on information received and would need more time and support to prepare for discharge. The patients expressed a desire for more information about the surgery, how to handle symptoms at home and prognostic information about their future.},
  author       = {Lithner, Maria and Johansson, Jan and Andersson, Edith and Jakobsson, Ulf and Palmquist, Ingrid and Klefsgård, Rosemarie},
  issn         = {1462-8910},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {1340--1350},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Colorectal Disease},
  title        = {Perceived information after surgery for colorectal cancer - an explorative study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.02982.x},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2012},
}