Prehospital education: effectiveness with total hip replacement surgery patients
This Patient Education and Counseling Volume 29, Issue 2, November 1996, Pages 189-197 article explores the difference in patient outcomes for patients who are given material about their upcoming hip replacement surgery beforehand compared to those who were not. The study found that patients who recieved information ahead of their scheduled procedure were less anxious and required less therapy afterwards. The link is for the abstract. The article must be purchased to view the full-text.