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An Intervention-Based Study of How MRI Is Perceived by Patients With Spinal Metastasis After Adjustments to the Examination Procedures

Strand, Thomas ; Törnqvist, Erna LU ; Rask, Mikael LU and Roxberg, Åsa (2018) In Journal of Radiology Nursing 37(2). p.119-125
Abstract

The aim was to explore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiences of patients with spinal metastasis after adjustments to the examination procedures have been made in accordance with the findings from a previous study. MRI is an important medical technology, which is considered to be the first choice of examination method when diagnosing and evaluating spinal metastatic tumors. It is a challenge to care for patients who experience anxiety and pain during an MRI. However, several aspects of the examination can be adjusted to improve the care for these patients. Findings from previous research were used to develop a care intervention, the effects of which are explored in this study. Qualitative deductive-inductive content analysis was... (More)

The aim was to explore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiences of patients with spinal metastasis after adjustments to the examination procedures have been made in accordance with the findings from a previous study. MRI is an important medical technology, which is considered to be the first choice of examination method when diagnosing and evaluating spinal metastatic tumors. It is a challenge to care for patients who experience anxiety and pain during an MRI. However, several aspects of the examination can be adjusted to improve the care for these patients. Findings from previous research were used to develop a care intervention, the effects of which are explored in this study. Qualitative deductive-inductive content analysis was used in this study. Eleven patients with spinal metastasis were interviewed about their experiences of going through an MRI scan based on an intervention designed in accordance with the findings from previous research. The findings showed that adjustments to the examination often were perceived as beneficial. However, patients needed to be involved in the decisions that influenced their own care. Time was an important component that affected the need for being prepared as well as the degree of personalization of the examination. This study shows that patients need to be seen as unique individuals, and they need to be able to influence the care that is given to them. The personalization of and adjustments to the examination routines need to be carried out in agreement with the patient.

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Magnetic resonance imaging, Neoplasm metastasis, Patient experience
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Journal of Radiology Nursing
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37
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119 - 125
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Elsevier Inc.
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10.1016/j.jradnu.2018.02.001
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  series       = {Journal of Radiology Nursing},
  title        = {An Intervention-Based Study of How MRI Is Perceived by Patients With Spinal Metastasis After Adjustments to the Examination Procedures},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jradnu.2018.02.001},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.jradnu.2018.02.001},
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