Experiences of enhanced recovery after surgery in general gynaecology patients: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.

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Phillips, Elly, Archer, Stephanie, Montague, Jane and Bali, Anish 2019. Experiences of enhanced recovery after surgery in general gynaecology patients: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Health Psychology Open. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2055102919860635
AuthorsPhillips, Elly, Archer, Stephanie, Montague, Jane and Bali, Anish
Abstract

There is little qualitative research exploring non-cancer gynaecology patients’ experiences of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols. Seven women participated in audio-recorded interviews, discussing their experiences of enhanced recovery after surgery for gynaecological surgery. Data were transcribed and analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Three themes were identified: meeting informational needs, taking control of pain, and mobilising when feeling fragile. Control emerged as a key element throughout the themes and was supported by provision of factual information. While participants were generally satisfied with their experience, topics such as concerns about analgesic use, the informal role of staff in mobilisation, and the expressed desire for more experiential information for participants require further research.

Keywordsenhanced recovery after surgery, fast track recovery, health experiences, interpretative phenomenological analysis, qualitative, women’s health
Year2019
JournalHealth Psychology Open
PublisherSage
ISSN20551029
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2055102919860635
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624027
hdl:10545/624027
Publication dates03 Jul 2019
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Deposited19 Jul 2019, 15:34
Accepted25 May 2019
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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