Volume 35, No. 05, Month SEPTEMBER, Year 2020, Pages 531 - 536

The validity of pre- and post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery manual of srinagarind hospital

Punyawat Apiwatanakul, Pajeemas Kittipanya-ngam, Thavatchai Suvarnnato, Artit Boonrod, Sermsak Sumanont

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Background and objectives: The anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) patient care effects on patient recovery. Nowadays, there are several guidelines for ACLR patients. This study evaluated the validity of the ACLR manual of Srinagarind Hospital; hence, the care is in the same direction. Methods: The validity and suitability of knowledge, language and pictures were evaluated by the professionals and medical personnel. The index of item objective congruence (IOC) of each topics was reported. The IOC ≥ 0.8 meant that data was according to the objective. The manual was adjusted and analyzed again until all IOC was ≥ 0.8. Results: The validity that evaluated by eight professionals, the IOC of the picture in ACL knowledge, preoperative care, second phase of rehabilitation, and knowledge in fifth phase of rehabilitation were equal to 0.375, 0.75, 0.75, and 0.75 respectively. The suitability that evaluated by 30 medical personnel, the IOC of the picture in the ACL knowledge section, was equal to 0.367. The IOC of all sections after adjusting was ≥ 0.8. Conclusion: The ACLR patient care manual of Srinagarind Hospital was accurate and suitable for ACLR patients.


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