Preoperative education for patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery for radiculopathy

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dc.contributor.advisor Louw, Q.
dc.contributor.advisor Crous, L. C. Louw, Adriaan
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Physiotherapy. 2008-01-15T09:16:23Z en_ZA 2010-06-01T08:30:32Z 2008-01-15T09:16:23Z en_ZA 2010-06-01T08:30:32Z 2006-12
dc.description Thesis (MScPhysio (Physiotherapy))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.
dc.description.abstract Postoperative rehabilitation programs have shown little efficacy in decreasing pain and disability in short and long term outcomes for lumbar discectomy. Preoperative education in other disciplines of medicine and physiotherapy has shown to decrease pain and disability postoperatively. No studies to date have been published on preoperative education for spinal lumbar surgery patients with radiculopathy. Objective: The objective of this study was to contribute towards further understanding of the preoperative educational requirements of patients undergoing lumbar surgery for lumbar radiculopthy. Method Two surveys were conducted. A new questionnaire was developed for patients to determine their preoperative educational needs regarding spinal surgery due to radiculopathy. These questionnaires were administered at 4-weeks postoperatively to patients from four spinal surgeons in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area of the US. A second physiotherapist survey was developed and distributed to physiotherapists registered with the Kansas and Missouri State Boards who were actively involved in treating spinal surgery patients in Kansas and Missouri. The data collected from completed questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical tests.... en
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dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Dissertations -- Physiotherapy en
dc.subject Theses -- Physiotherapy en
dc.subject Preoperative education en
dc.subject Spinal cord -- Diseases en
dc.subject Spine -- Surgery -- Patients -- Education en
dc.title Preoperative education for patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery for radiculopathy en
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch
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