The Effect of Empowerment Program on Late Phase Postoperative Recovery Among Post Lumbar Spine Surgery Patients

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Rattiya Toeysri
Pachanut Nanthaitaweekul


Purpose: To study the effects of empowerment program on late phase postoperative recovery among post lumbar spine surgery patients.

Design: Quasi-experimental research

Methods: The participants were 46 patients aged 30-59 years old, under postoperative lumbar spine surgery were admitted into the Neurosurgery ward at Prasat Neurological Institute. Randomly selected and assigned into either experimental and control group comprised 23 patients in each group with matching technique for age, pain scale, and level of lumbar spine surgery. The research instruments consisted of the empowerment program base on the concept of Gibson, notebook with activity, and postoperative recovery profile for lumbar spine surgery patients. The reliability analysis was .83. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test.

Results: The mean score of late phase postoperative recovery in experimental group after receiving the empowerment program was significantly higher than the control group at the significance level of .05

Conclusion: The empowerment program enables the patients increase self-esteem for self-care ability and good self-management in performing activities for good postoperative recovery.


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