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MORENO MONSIVAIS, María Guadalupe  and  INTERIAL GUZMAN, Mª Guadalupe. Patient's perception on their well-being during hospitalization. Index Enferm [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.4, pp.185-189. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: The objective was to know the patient´s opinion regarding the elements of the care they receive during hospitalization that are important to attain their well-being. Methodology: Exploratory qualitative study. The participants included 30 key informants who had been hospitalized in general surgery and were interviewed in their homes after they were discharged, using a semi-structured interview guide. Results: Technical and interpersonal care are essential factors to attain well-being during hospitalization. The infrastructures, services provided by other departments and meeting the patient´s expectations are also important elements. Conclusion: Hospitalized patients perceive wellness when they are treated properly and attended by trained personnel. It is important to consider the other issues that modulate the perception on well-being, which depend directly on the hospital environment.

Keywords : Perception; Patient care; Hospitalization.

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