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Patient undergoing surgery

In terms of methodological quality, the cross-sectional studies (Egri, et.al., 2008; Brezis, et.al., 2008; Amir, et.al., 2009; Abalfotouh and Adlan, 2012; Falagas, et.al., 2009; Ghulam, et.al., 2006; Khedhiri, et.al., 2013) p rovided a sufficient insight and trend for a larger population as opposed to other studies, especially qualitative studies (Habiba, et.al., 2004) which can only provide an insight for a smaller sub-set of a population.  In this case, the larger group of patients going through different types of surgery are represented in these cross-sectional studies.  The cross-sectional studies also allowed for the establishment of a link between informed consent and outcomes and perceptions of patient surgery (Egri, et.al., 2008; Brezis, et.al., 2008; Amir, et.al., 2009; Abalfotouh and Adlan, 2012; Falagas, et.al., 2009; Ghulam, et.al., 2006; Khedhiri, et.al., 2013).  The sample of individuals from the larger population was polled and given questionnaires of interviews in terms of the quality of informed consent they had from their healthcare givers.  Their perception of the informed consent was also gathered through the cross-sectional studies included in this review.  Limitations in cross-sectional studies may however be observed in terms of the direction of the relationship where the quality of the informed consent may contribute to anxiety during surgery or the other way around (Abalfotouh and Adlan, 2012, Khedhiri, et.al., 2013; Ghulam, et.al., 2006).  In the prospective studies carried out (Sahin, et.al.) ...Show more

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Abstract The quality of informed consent for patients undergoing invasive surgery has generally been determined as poor. Poor quality of informed consent is observed in how the medical professionals gain the patient’s informed consent, not properly explaining the procedure to the patients, including the risks involved during the surgery…
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