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An investigation of the attitude of orthopaedic patients with fractured femur towards rehabilitation in hospital after injury

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dc.contributor.advisor Kubheka, B. A.
dc.contributor.author Zuma, Thandiwe Doris
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T07:45:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T07:45:28Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other 298768
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1080
dc.description A dissertation submitted in accordance with the requirement for the M.Cur degree in the Department of Nursing science at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2004. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is aimed at investigating the attitude of orthopaedic patients with fractured femur towards rehabilitation in hospital after injury. A descriptive survey was undertaken. One set of questionnaire was designed for patients with fractured femur who were admitted to hospital after injury. It consisted of both structured and unstructured questions. The total sample comprised of twenty five (25) orthopaedic patients with fractured femur. Selected through purposive sampling where every patient with fractured femur was selected. The study revealed that most of the patients with a fractured femur had a negative attitude towards rehabilitation. The study indicated that they were not given enough information about the importance of rehabilitation programmes on admission to hospital. Based on the above findings it was recommended that information on the nature of rehabilitation programmes should be given to each patient on admission. This should include the roles and functions of the rehabilitation team members and their expectations in order to encourage a positive attitude and cooperation during the rehabilitation process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Femur--Patients--Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Femur--Fractures en_US
dc.subject Rehabilitation counseling en_US
dc.title An investigation of the attitude of orthopaedic patients with fractured femur towards rehabilitation in hospital after injury en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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