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Understanding patient-reported knowledge of hernia surgery: a quantitative study

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dc.contributor.author Rosselló Jiménez, Daniel
dc.contributor.author López Cano, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Rodrigues Gonçalves, Victor
dc.contributor.author Verdaguer Tremolosa, M.
dc.contributor.author Saludes Serra, Judit
dc.contributor.author Bravo-Salva, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Pereira Rodríguez, José Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-14T07:13:12Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-14T07:13:12Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.citation Roselló Jiménez D, López-Cano M, Gonçalves VR, Tremolosa MV, Serra JS, Bravo-Salva A, et al. Understanding patient-reported knowledge of hernia surgery: a quantitative study. Hernia. 2022 Jun; 26(3):761-68. DOI: 10.1007/s10029-021-02521-6
dc.identifier.issn 1248-9204
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/53734
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The objective of this study was to gather information on patient-reported knowledge (PRK) in the field of hernia surgery. Methods: a prospective quantitative study was designed to explore different aspects of PRK and opinions regarding hernia surgery. Patients referred for the first time to a surgical service with a presumed diagnosis of hernia and eventual hernia repair were eligible, and those who gave consent completed a simple self-assessment questionnaire before the clinical visit. Results: the study population included 449 patients (72.8% men, mean age 61.5). Twenty (4.5%) patients did not have hernia on physical examination. The patient's perceived health status was "neither bad nor good" or "good" in 56.6% of cases. Also, more patients considered that hernia repair would be an easy procedure (35.1%) rather than a difficult one (9.8%). Although patients were referred by their family physicians, 32 (7.1%) answered negatively to the question of coming to the visit to assess the presence of a hernia. The most important reason of the medical visit was to receive medical advice (77.7%), to be operated on as soon as possible (40.1%) or to be included in the surgical waiting list (35.9%). Also, 46.1% of the patients considered that they should undergo a hernia repair and 56.8% that surgery will be a definitive solution. Conclusion: PRK of patients referred for the first time to an abdominal wall surgery unit with a presumed diagnosis of hernia was quite limited and there is still a long way towards improving knowledge of hernia surgery.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SpringerOpen
dc.rights Copyright © Rosselló Jiménez, D. 2021. Open AccessThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
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dc.title Understanding patient-reported knowledge of hernia surgery: a quantitative study
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10029-021-02521-6
dc.subject.keyword Abdominal wall
dc.subject.keyword Hernia
dc.subject.keyword Knowledge
dc.subject.keyword Patient
dc.subject.keyword Surgery
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