Effectiveness of a preoperative teaching programme for cataract patients


Professor M Allen Faculty of Nursing 4-112C Clinical Science Building, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3 Canada


Shortened hospital stays have necessitated examination of alternative approaches for pre and postoperative teaching An investigation of one alternative became a study in which a home care preoperative teaching programme for older adults undergoing cataract extractions with lens implants was implemented and evaluated The findings indicated that the teaching programme was effective and resulted in positive benefits