Preparing patients for urological surgery

Int J Nurs Stud. 2003 Mar;40(3):281-90. doi: 10.1016/s0020-7489(02)00086-x.


There is consensus among health care professionals that patients need and use written and oral patient education to prepare for hospitalisation. The purpose of this study was to re-design information for patients preparing for transurethral surgery (TUR P-B) and describe the effect of this change. A quasi-experimental design was used to answer the research questions. The findings showed that patients did benefit in some areas. The patients found a correspondence between what they were told to expect and what actually happened in the hospital. Nurses need to evaluate written materials to see that they are current and reflect best practice.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Attitude to Health
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Norway
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Pamphlets
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Preoperative Care / methods*
  • Preoperative Care / nursing*
  • Preoperative Care / psychology
  • Teaching Materials / standards
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate / nursing*
  • Transurethral Resection of Prostate / psychology
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures / nursing*
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures / psychology