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Patient awareness about discharge instruction in the postoperative period in Elmek Nimer University Hospital, Sudan

Faiza Ahmed Saeed Mousa, Amna Omer Abdalrahman Alrayah, Safa Babiker Alamin

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Abstract

 

A cross-sectional descriptive hospital-based study was conducted in 2020 at Elmek Nimer University Hospital, Shendi, Sudan, to assess a patient awareness on postoperative discharge instruction. Sixty participants were included and their data were collected using a prepared questionnaire. Results showed that most of the participants had poor knowledge about a sign of healing; likewise, most had poor knowledge about a sign of infection. Less than two third are going to follow up regularly. In addition, most of the participants use to walk after surgery.

Keywords: Patient, awareness, discharge instruction.

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