Patient Information Leaflets for Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Missed Opportunity.

Authors: Low, M., Burgess, L.C. and Wainwright, T.W.

Journal: J Patient Exp

Volume: 7

Issue: 6

Pages: 1403-1409

ISSN: 2374-3735

DOI: 10.1177/2374373519897176

Abstract:

Background: High-quality patient information is recommended to help reduce procedure-related anxiety and encourage patients to become active participants in their recovery. The objective of this study was to analyze the quality of patient information leaflets (PILs) given to National Health Service (NHS) patients ahead of lumbar spine surgery. Methods: The DISCERN tool was used to evaluate the quality of PILs, sourced from NHS websites. Results: Thirty-two PILs on lumbar surgery were included. Two (6%) leaflets were considered poor, 13 (41%) were marked as fair, 14 (44%) were of good quality, and 3 (9%) were scored as excellent. The total mean score was 55 (30-74), which corresponds to good quality. The lowest scoring questions were sources of information (Q4), balanced/unbiased content (Q6), and explanation of no treatment (Q12). Conclusions: There is considerable variation in the quality of PILs provided ahead of lumbar spine surgery. The scope for improvement is clear, and as the move toward patient-centered, evidence-based care continues, it is important that hospital resources provide recommendations based upon evidence of clinical effectiveness.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33387/

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Patient Information Leaflets for Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Missed Opportunity

Authors: Low, M., Burgess, L.C. and Wainwright, T.W.

Journal: JOURNAL OF PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Volume: 7

Issue: 6

Pages: 1403-1409

eISSN: 2374-3735

ISSN: 2374-3743

DOI: 10.1177/2374373519897176

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33387/

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Patient Information Leaflets for Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Missed Opportunity

Authors: Low, M., Burgess, L. and Wainwright, T.

Journal: Journal of Patient Experience

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33387/

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Patient Information Leaflets for Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Missed Opportunity.

Authors: Low, M., Burgess, L.C. and Wainwright, T.W.

Journal: Journal of patient experience

Volume: 7

Issue: 6

Pages: 1403-1409

eISSN: 2374-3743

ISSN: 2374-3735

DOI: 10.1177/2374373519897176

Abstract:

Background

High-quality patient information is recommended to help reduce procedure-related anxiety and encourage patients to become active participants in their recovery. The objective of this study was to analyze the quality of patient information leaflets (PILs) given to National Health Service (NHS) patients ahead of lumbar spine surgery.

Methods

The DISCERN tool was used to evaluate the quality of PILs, sourced from NHS websites.

Results

Thirty-two PILs on lumbar surgery were included. Two (6%) leaflets were considered poor, 13 (41%) were marked as fair, 14 (44%) were of good quality, and 3 (9%) were scored as excellent. The total mean score was 55 (30-74), which corresponds to good quality. The lowest scoring questions were sources of information (Q4), balanced/unbiased content (Q6), and explanation of no treatment (Q12).

Conclusions

There is considerable variation in the quality of PILs provided ahead of lumbar spine surgery. The scope for improvement is clear, and as the move toward patient-centered, evidence-based care continues, it is important that hospital resources provide recommendations based upon evidence of clinical effectiveness.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33387/

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