An analysis of publicly available National Health Service information leaflets for patients following an upper arm break
Author(s): May, P., Yeowell, G., Connell, L. and Littlewood, C.
Affiliation: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Allied Health Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire/Rakehead Rehabilitation Centre, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Source: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, June 2022 59
Abstract: Recovery following an upper arm break can be prolonged and cause loss of independence. Appropriate information provision to empower and enable active participation in rehabilitation is vital to achieve the best clinical outcomes. Current information leaflets made available for patients following upper arm breaks are not fit for purpose and are written in a way that the general population would not readily understand. There is an urgent need to understand the information needs of patients and present such information in an accessible way to optimise clinical outcomes following upper arm breaks.
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