Use of group discussion as an educational strategy during nursing appointments for patient undergoing bariatric surgery

Lívia Moreira Barros, Maria Girlane Sousa Albuquerque Brandão, Amanda de Oliveira Barbosa, Ludmila Alves do Nascimento, Lorena Barbosa Ximenes, Joselany Áfio Caetano


Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe a health education meeting based on group discussion during a nursing appointment with patients who are waiting to perform bariatric surgery.

Methods: This is an exploratory study with a qualitative approach performed in July 2017 at a referral hospital in the State of Ceará-Brazil in the performance of bariatric surgeries. Twelve subjects participated and the data collection took place through self-completion of a semi-structured interview. Data analysis was performed according to the content analysis proposed by Bardin (2009).

Results: It was observed that the participants considered that the group discussion allows interaction among the group and favors the construction of common knowledge.

Conclusions: It was concluded that group discussion is a favorable methodology to be used during health education in nursing appointments, because it allows the sharing of doubts and experiences among the participants.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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