Anaesthesia information - What patients want to know

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dc.contributor.author Garden, AL en
dc.contributor.author Merry, Alan en
dc.contributor.author Holland, RL en
dc.contributor.author Petrie, Keith en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-22T22:06:49Z en
dc.date.issued 1996 en
dc.identifier.citation Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 1996, 24 (5), pp. 594 - 598 en
dc.identifier.issn 0310-057X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26366 en
dc.description.abstract We developed and introduced into clinical practice a leaflet to improve the delivery of information to patients before obtaining their consent to anaesthesia. The amount of information needs to be what a 'reasonable' patient thinks appropriate; therefore we tested patients' responses to three levels of information: 'full' disclosure, 'standard' disclosure (as contained in our leaflet) and 'minimal' disclosure. Forty-five patients scheduled to undergo cardiac surgery were enrolled in the study. None of the information sheets caused a significant change in state anxiety score and only the 'full' disclosure significantly increased knowledge about anaesthesia (P = 0.016). All leaflets were easy to understand. When only one leaflet was provided 64-73% of patients thought the content was 'just right', whereas when all three leaflets were viewed together; 63% of patients thought the 'minimal' leaflet withheld too much information. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anaesthesia and Intensive Care en
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dc.subject Anaesthesia, informed consent, medicolegal, patient education en
dc.title Anaesthesia information - What patients want to know en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 594 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.pmid 8909673 en
pubs.author-url http://www.aaic.net.au/Document/?D=1996069 en
pubs.end-page 598 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 133827 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 1448-0271 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-07-23 en
pubs.dimensions-id 8909673 en


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