A1 Journal article (refereed)
Patients' narratives of patient education in physiotherapy after total hip arthroplasty (2020)

Jäppinen, A.-M., Muñoz, M., Kettunen, T., & Piirainen, A. (2020). Patients' narratives of patient education in physiotherapy after total hip arthroplasty. Physiotherapy Research International, 25(4), Article e1862. https://doi.org/10.1002/pri.1862

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Jäppinen, Anna-Maija; Muñoz, Minna; Kettunen, Tarja; Piirainen, Arja

Journal or series: Physiotherapy Research International

ISSN: 1358-2267

eISSN: 1471-2865

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 25

Issue number: 4

Article number: e1862

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/pri.1862

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71028


Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to explore patients' narratives of patient education in physiotherapy after a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Method The data was collected via open thematic interviews from ten patients who had had a primary THA. The interviews were analysed using a qualitative, narrative method. Results Three story models of patient education in physiotherapy were identified: Supportive patient education in physiotherapy, Co-operative patient education in physiotherapy and Contradictory patient education in physiotherapy. The emphasis of narration in the first story model was on the trust in the guidance, functioning interaction in the second and insufficient patient education in physiotherapy in the third story model. Discussion According to the results of this study, patients with THA experience functioning interaction and trust in the patient education in physiotherapy as enhancing the rehabilitation process. Conversely insufficient patient education about exercising and follow-up physiotherapy made the patients feel insecure and according to them might have slowed down the rehabilitation process. These findings can be utilized in planning and improving patient education in physiotherapy after THA.

Keywords: physiotherapy; hip; artificial joints; patients; patient counselling

Free keywords: patients' narratives; postoperative patient education in physiotherapy; total hip arthroplasty

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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