An evaluation of patient satisfaction with an information leaflet for trauma survivors

Carol Robertson, Susan Klein, Heather Bullen, David A. Alexander

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Abstract

A new leaflet that provided information about posttraumatic reactions and how to deal with them was distributed within 14 days of attendance at the Accident and Emergency Department (ED), Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, to a heterogeneous sample of trauma patients (N = 222). An evaluation form to assess satisfaction with the leaflet was also mailed with the leaflet. A sample of 98 (44%) of the initial patient group responded, and 96% of them reported the leaflet as either very helpful or helpful. Satisfaction with the leaflet was not affected by age, by gender, or by the type of trauma encountered. Overall, the findings confirmed that such a leaflet is well received by trauma patients attending an ED.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

Keywords

  • trauma
  • leaflet
  • information
  • patient satisfaction

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