Title

Satisfaction of Patients With Spinal Cord Injury With Self-Care Teaching by Nurses: Is It Influenced by Learning Readiness?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2018

Abstract

Purpose: The aims of the study were to measure satisfaction of patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI) with discharge teaching by nurses and to examine the relationship between their stage of learning readiness and satisfaction. Design: Quasi-experimental. Method: Ninety-seven patients were surveyed to determine satisfaction using the Modified Client Satisfaction Tool; nurses determined the stage of learning readiness for patients with SCI using the Olinzock Model. Satisfaction scores were analyzed with ANOVA F and chi-square tests and correlated with learning readiness stage using t tests. Findings: Results showed no relationship between the stage of learning readiness and satisfaction. Patients indicated satisfaction regardless of the stage of learning readiness. Those commenting "nurses don't teach" were significantly less satisfied with self-care teaching. Conclusion: The perception of patients with SCI of the role of the nurse as teacher influences satisfaction with discharge teaching by nurses. Clinical Relevance: Nurses may need to consider changes in their practice to help patients realize their role as teacher.

Publication Title

Rehabilitation Nursing

Volume

43

Issue

3

First Page

138

Last Page

148

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1097/rnj.0000000000000014

PubMed ID

29710058

ISSN

02784807

E-ISSN

20487940

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