ERIC Number: EJ803403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Completion of Advance Directives: Do Social Work Preadmission Interviews Make a Difference?
Johnson, Yvonne M.; Stadel, Vivian L.
Research on Social Work Practice, v17 n6 p686-696 2007
Objectives: This study tests the efficacy of a preadmission, educational interview on advance directives, in this case, health care proxies (HCPs) offered to elective, orthopedic patients. Method: Using a quasi-experimental design, participants (n = 54) are assigned to either treatment group (who received the educational interview, conducted by a social worker, over and above the federally mandated written information on HCPs) or comparison group (who received the written information only). Results: Logistic regression analysis indicates there is a statistically significantly higher probability that a patient would sign an HCP if assigned to the treatment group than if assigned to the comparison condition. Conclusion: Benefits of educating patients about HCPs as part of routine social work practice are outlined. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Patients, Social Work, Regression (Statistics), Individual Power, Health Services, Decision Making, Health Education, Interviews
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