A mixed qualitative and quantitative approach was used to validate a booklet for patients awaiting hip arthroplasty.
The approach accounted for the opinion of both patients and healthcare professionals involved in total hip osteoarthritis management.
Providing patients with validated information before total hip arthroplasty may help lessen discrepancies between patients’ expectations and the surgical result. This study sought to validate an information booklet for candidates for hip arthroplasty by using a mixed qualitative and quantitative approach based on a panel of patients and a sample of healthcare professionals.
We developed a booklet in accordance with the standard methods and then conducted focus groups to collect the opinions of a sample of multidisciplinary experts involved in the care of patients with hip osteoarthritis. The number of focus groups and experts was determined according to the data saturation principle. A panel of patients awaiting hip arthroplasty or those in the immediate post-operative period assessed the booklet with self-reporting questionnaires (knowledge, beliefs, and expectations) and semi-structured interviews.
All experts and both patient groups validated the booklet in terms of content and presentation. Semi-structured interviews were uninformative, especially for post-operative patients. Reading the booklet significantly (P<0.001) improved the knowledge scores in both groups, with no intergroup differences, but did not affect beliefs in either patient group. Only pre-operative patients significantly changed their expectations.
Our mixed qualitative and quantitative approach allowed us to validate a booklet for patients awaiting hip arthroplasty, taking into account the opinions of both patients and healthcare professionals.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Booklet, Total hip arthroplasty, Self-care