Thinking outside the black box: The importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients: the importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients

Ping Guo, Linda East, Antony Arthur

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Abstract

In a randomized controlled trial of a preoperative education intervention conducted for Chinese cardiac patients, we observed a greater effect on symptoms of anxiety and depression than that reported with regard to similar interventions in western care settings. The objective of this qualitative study was to help explain the findings of the trial by exploring Chinese patients' experience of seeking and receiving information before cardiac surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-370
Number of pages6
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014

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