Impact of patient characteristics on orthopaedic and trauma patients' perceptions of individualised nursing care

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dc.contributor.author Suhonen, Riitta
dc.contributor.author Land, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Välimäki, Maritta
dc.contributor.author Berg, Agneta
dc.contributor.author Idvall, Ewa
dc.contributor.author Kalafati, Maria
dc.contributor.author Katajisto, Jouko
dc.contributor.author Lemonidou, Chryssoula
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Lee A
dc.contributor.author Leino-Kilpi, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-06T10:05:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-06T10:05:49Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1744-1595 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11055
dc.description.abstract Rationale and objectives  Relatively few studies have investigated the relationship between patient characteristics and individualised care, in relation to the improvement of care efficiency, efficacy and quality. Individualised care is a key concept in health strategy and policy in Western countries. The aim of this exploratory study was to identify orthopaedic and trauma patients' characteristics relating to their perceptions of individualised nursing care in Western hospital settings. Methods  A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among orthopaedic and trauma patients (n = 1126) from acute care in hospitals from five countries: Finland, Greece, Sweden, the UK and the USA, in 2005-06. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics, one-way analysis of variance and a multivariate analysis of variance (manova) of the main effects. Results  The separate examination of each background factor showed statistically significant differences between patients' perceptions of individualised care. In the multivariate analysis the statistically significant main effects, associated with patients' perceptions, were age, gender, education and type of admission. These explained 13% of the variance in the support of patient individuality in care and 19% in perceived individuality in care received. Conclusions  These results can be used in individualising care to different patient groups and in prioritising and focusing quality programs to improve care. Detailed questions about specific aspects of patients' experiences are likely to be more useful in monitoring hospital performance from the patients' perspective. en
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.subject.classification Medicine en
dc.title Impact of patient characteristics on orthopaedic and trauma patients' perceptions of individualised nursing care en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1744-1609.2010.00185.x en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal of Evidens Based Healthcare;4 en
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 8 en
dc.format.ePage 267
dc.format.sPage 259
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