Empowering knowledge and its connection to health-related quality of life: a cross-cultural study
2016 (English)In: Applied Nursing Research, ISSN 0897-1897, E-ISSN 1532-8201, Vol. 29, 211-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Assess the association between patient education (i.e. empowering knowledge) and preoperative health-related quality of life, 6 months postoperative health-related quality of life, and the increase in health-related quality of life in osteoarthritis patients who underwent total hip or total knee arthroplasty.
This is a cross-cultural comparative follow-up study using structured instruments to measure the difference between expected and received patient education and self-reported health-related quality of life (EQ-5D) in Finland, Greece, Iceland, Spain and Sweden.
The health-related quality of life was significantly increased 6 months postoperatively in all countries due to the arthroplasties. In the total sample, higher levels of empowering knowledge were associated with a higher health-related quality of life, both pre- and postoperatively, but not with a higher increase in health-related quality of life. On the national level, postoperative health-related quality of life was associated with higher levels of empowering knowledge in Finland, Iceland and Sweden. The increase in health-related quality of life was associated with levels of empowering knowledge for Greece.
Overall, it can be concluded that the level of empowering knowledge was associated with high postoperative health-related quality of life in the total sample, even though there is some variation in the results per country.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Saunders Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 29, 211-216 p.
Health-related quality of life, Osteoarthritis, Empowerment, Empowerment knowledge, Patient-centred education, Cross-cultural
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121067DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.05.004ISI: 000370881800038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121067DiVA: diva2:851403
Funding agencies: Finland-University of Turku; Academy of Finland; Finnish Association of Nursing Research; Finnish Foundation of Nursing Education; EVO funds at the Intermunicipal Hospital District of Southwest Finland; Spain-Colegio Oficial de Enfermeria de Barcelona; Sw2015-09-042015-09-042016-03-21Bibliographically approved