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'The situation and the uncertainty about the coming result scared me but interaction with the radiographers helped me through': a qualitative study on patients' experiences of magnetic resonance imaging examinations
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Örebro University Hospital.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0714-0167
2013 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 22, no 21-22, p. 3225-3234Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims and objectivesTo describe patients' expectations before and experiences during a head-first magnetic resonance imaging scan. BackgroundPrevious studies have reported that patients experience fear and anxiety leading to discomfort before, during and after magnetic resonance imaging scans. Frequent problems persist in producing high-quality images due to motion artefacts. These results imply a need for improvement of patient conditions to allow for the added benefit of better diagnostic quality. Provision of extended written information has not appeared to reduce patients' stress, while interaction with staff has been described as the most important factor for reducing such feelings. Design and methodsA qualitative, phenomenological approach. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, and data were analysed with systematic text condensation. ResultsThe experiences of the ten participants were encapsulated by the main theme: The situation and the uncertainty about the coming result scared me but interaction with the radiographers helped me through'. Subthemes were Prescan preparation', Mastering threats to self-control' and Personal achievements by completing the scan'. ConclusionsOur study has provided a deeper understanding of the expectations before, and experiences during, a head-first magnetic resonance imaging scan. Valuable insight into patients' apprehension about written and verbal information was obtained. The patients reported how they coped with the unfamiliar and stressful magnetic resonance imaging scanning procedure. A trustful dialogue with the radiographer was described as being crucial for patients' ability to manage fear, discomfort and feelings of loss of self-control. We suggest a need for individualised information based on patient participation. Relevance to clinical practiceRadiographers, as well as nurses caring for patients who will undergo magnetic resonance imaging examinations, should recognise the difficulties inherent in written information. It is also of importance to adjust the patient-radiographer interaction to address patients' expressions of worries about the scanning procedure or the following result.

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2013. Vol. 22, no 21-22, p. 3225-3234
Keywords [en]
magnetic resonance imaging, patient participation, qualitative research, radiographer
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Nursing Research w. Social Science Orientation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32359DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12416ISI: 000325610300027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-32359DiVA, id: diva2:664978
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Funding agency: Orebro county council, Orebro, Sweden

Available from: 2013-11-18 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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