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A survey of orthopaedic patients' assessment of care using the Individualised Care Scale
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Nursing Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, ISSN 1361-3111, E-ISSN 1532-9291, Vol. 11, no 3-4, 185-193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of the study was to describe orthopaedic patients' assessments of how individuality in patient care was supported during specific nursing interventions and how that individuality was perceived during hospitalisation. Orthopaedic inpatients (370) from two central county and two county hospitals in Sweden were surveyed using the Individualised Care Scale (ICS) during 2004/2005, (response rate 74% n = 274). The data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Eighty-six percent of the respondents stated that it was very important to be treated as an individual or unique person and 59% experienced this type of care. The lowest rated assessments concerned the personal life situation and the highest were concerned with the clinical situation and the decisional control over care. This analysis of patient assessments of individualised nursing care can be used to implement changes to individualise care processes in orthopaedic wards. This will be useful in the evaluation of health care quality improvement, planning and personnel management. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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2007. Vol. 11, no 3-4, 185-193 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-41179DOI: 10.1016/j.joon.2007.08.002Local ID: 55303OAI: diva2:262030
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-01-10Bibliographically approved

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