J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2010 May;17(2):142-148.

The Effect of a Hospital Life Guidance Movie for Elderly In-patients

  • 1Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Korea. love2hc@syu.ac.kr
  • 2Konkuk University Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Keukdong College, Korea.


This study was done to determine how a hospital life guidance movie enhanced the understanding of hospital life by elderly in-patients. METHOD: A non-equivalent control group post-test design was used for the study. The experimental group watched a movie on guidance for hospital life while an in-patient control group read corresponding guidance booklets. The understanding and satisfaction from the respective programs for the two groups were surveyed with a questionnaire. The data were analyzed using SPSS.
The group which watched the movie had a better understanding of hospital life than the group which read the booklets. The patients who watched the movie also expressed more satisfaction with their guide program than the patients who only read the booklets. Understanding of hospital life had relevance to satisfaction with the given program.
The results of this study suggests that a movie on hospital life provides better guidance which helps the prospective patients understand and adapt better to their hospital life. Therefore, this type of movie is considered to be an effective medium to provide guidance to elderly in-patients.


Patient admission; Aged; Education of patients
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