Multimodal Preparation Package: Improving Patients' Awareness and Satisfaction with Day Case Cataract Surgery

Basma M. Khalil, Sabah N. Elderiny, Wafaa Kh Ibrahem, Shimaa f. Miky, Mohamed A. Rashad
2018 Egyptian Journal of Health Care  
Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of multimodal preparation package on improving patients' awareness and satisfaction with day case cataract surgery. Subjects and Method: A quasi-experimental design was utilized for the conduction of this study in the Ophthalmic Outpatients' Clinics and Surgical Waiting Room of the Ophthalmic Unit, at Ain Shams University and Specialized Hospitals. A purposive sample composed of 60 patients undergoing cataract surgery, adults and old age, from both
more » ... nders and were recruited from the above mentioned settings. Tools: 1) Patients' interviewing questionnaire (pre / post tests), to determine the knowledge regarding day case cataract surgery, 2) An observation checklist (pre / post tests), to evaluate studied patients' practices in relation to day case cataract surgery (pre / post tests), 3) Patients' anxiety concerns pre surgery (pre test), 4) Patients' satisfaction assessment sheet (post test), to assess the satisfaction level and 5) Patients' health condition assessment sheet (post and follow up tests). Results: More than two fifths of the studied patients were females, married and smoke. Moreover, they had anxiety concerns pre surgery added to their awareness level (knowledge and practices) were unsatisfactory in pre test. Conclusion: The current study concluded that, multimodal preparation package had a positive effect on improving awareness (knowledge and practices) and satisfaction among patients with day case cataract surgery, whereas significant improvement was found in post assessment. In addition, patients' health condition assessment was satisfactory in post and followup tests, added to its positive relation with their awareness. Recommendations: Further studies should be carried out on a large number of patients with day case cataract surgery for evidence of results and generalization.
doi:10.21608/ejhc.2018.15555 fatcat:p76ok6wjsjekxifajhm33ma7um