TITLE

Feed back of the parents and / or relatives witnessing a squint surgery of their ward in the operation theater

AUTHOR(S)
Kothari, Mihir
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2011, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p385
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of the study was to know the response of the relatives att ending the squint surgery of their ward. A trained secretary administered an eight item questionnaire by live / telephonic interview. Of the 44 att endees, two left the Operation Theater before completion of the surgery. Mean age of the patients was 7.2 years ± 7.8 and that of the att endees was 36.1 years ± 8.5. Forty patients had a surgery under general anesthesia and four under local anesthesia. Eleven (25%) attendees experienced an increase in anxiety. Thirty-six (82%) attendees reported increased transparency, 38 (86%) reported increased confi dence, and 43 (98%) reported increased awareness. None found any disadvantage. Twenty-seven (61%) recommended this practice for all and 16 (36%) recommended the practice selectively. The internal validity of the questionnaire was fair (Cronbach's Alpha = 0.6). It was concluded that the presence of relatives in the Operation Theater during the surgery could bring in more transparency, accountability, confi dence, awareness, and trust.
ACCESSION #
64735832

 

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