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Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Keywords

Patient discharge information--Saudi Arabia; Postnatal care--Saudi Arabia; Cesarean section; Women--Health and hygiene--Saudi Arabia;

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of the Patient Discharge Information (PDI) booklet on the knowledge, attitude, and behaviors of participants who were cesarean patients in local hospitals in Saudi Arabia. This study investigated the following two research questions: (1) does the participant have information, resources, and understand basic personal health information regarding her health conditions including diagnosis, treatment, self-care management, medication instructions, normal expected symptoms, dangerous signs and what to do, as well as lifestyle changes?; and (2) how does patient discharge information provided by the hospital make a difference in participants’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviors? This research used an experimental pretest-posttest design with both an experimental and control group. One dependent variable a patient discharge information and three independent variables: patients’ knowledge, attitude, and behavior. A 17-item questionnaire was used both at pre- and post-test. For bivariate analysis, two additional methods were used in this study: the two-sample t-tests on the different scores between pretest and posttest and repeated measures/split-plot analysis of variance. The results of this study showed that the Patient Discharge Information (PDI) increased experimental participants’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviors and showed that the control participants decreased from pretest to post-test in their knowledge, attitude, and behaviors. The results of this have implications for policy and practice in the field of healthcare services and provide recommendations for future research in this area.

Start Date

3-4-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

3-4-2018 1:30 PM

Faculty Advisor

Radhi Al- Mabuk

Department

School of Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services

File Format

application/pdf

Embargo Date

3-30-2018

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Apr 3rd, 11:00 AM Apr 3rd, 1:30 PM

The Effectiveness of A "Patient Discharge Information" Booklet in Patient Education Program in Saudi Arabia

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of the Patient Discharge Information (PDI) booklet on the knowledge, attitude, and behaviors of participants who were cesarean patients in local hospitals in Saudi Arabia. This study investigated the following two research questions: (1) does the participant have information, resources, and understand basic personal health information regarding her health conditions including diagnosis, treatment, self-care management, medication instructions, normal expected symptoms, dangerous signs and what to do, as well as lifestyle changes?; and (2) how does patient discharge information provided by the hospital make a difference in participants’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviors? This research used an experimental pretest-posttest design with both an experimental and control group. One dependent variable a patient discharge information and three independent variables: patients’ knowledge, attitude, and behavior. A 17-item questionnaire was used both at pre- and post-test. For bivariate analysis, two additional methods were used in this study: the two-sample t-tests on the different scores between pretest and posttest and repeated measures/split-plot analysis of variance. The results of this study showed that the Patient Discharge Information (PDI) increased experimental participants’ knowledge, attitude, and behaviors and showed that the control participants decreased from pretest to post-test in their knowledge, attitude, and behaviors. The results of this have implications for policy and practice in the field of healthcare services and provide recommendations for future research in this area.