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Older patients´perception of their own capacity to regain pre-fracture function after hip fracture surgery- an explorative qualitative study
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, ISSN 1878-1241, E-ISSN 1878-1292, no 24, p. 50-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectives

To explore healthy older patients' perceptions of their own capacity to regain pre-fracture function in the acute phase following hip fracture surgery.

Background

The incidence of hip fractures is expected to increase. In Sweden, of the patients who sustain a hip fracture, 40 per cent are healthy and lived independently pre fracture. However, a hip fracture often results in declined functional outcomes for 40 per cent of these patients.

Design

The study had an explorative inductive qualitative design.

Methods

Semi-structured interviews (n = 30) were conducted two to five days after hip fracture surgery. Data were analysed using manifest inductive content analysis.

Results

As a description of patients' perception of their own capacity to regain pre-fracture function after a hip fracture, one main category emerged: To end up in a new situation with or without control. Patients expressed that they believed in recovery and thought nothing would be altered. However, since they had to adapt to the ward culture at the acute hospital, they became passive and became insecure about their future life situation.

Conclusion

The attitudes of staff at the acute hospital can influence the outcome for hip fracture patients. Patients believe in recovery but do not receive psychological support to regain physical capacity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. no 24, p. 50-58
Keywords [en]
Acute care; Content analysis; Healthy patients; Hip fracture; Hospital care; Patient-centred care; Patient experiences
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-29106DOI: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2016.04.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-29106DiVA, id: diva2:1271324
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-18Bibliographically approved

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