Patients' and health care professionals' perceptions of blood transfusion: a systematic review
Brittannia Abdul-Aziz, Fabiana Lorencatto, Simon J Stanworth, Jill J Francis
TRANSFUSION | WILEY | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusions are frequently prescribed for acute and chronic conditions; however, the extent to which patients' and health care professionals' (HCPs') perceptions of transfusion have been investigated is unclear. Patients' treatment perceptions influence how patients cope with illnesses or symptoms. HCPs' perceptions may influence treatment decision making. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a systematic review of studies post-1984 reporting adult patients' and HCPs' perceptions of blood transfusion. Seven databases were searched using a three-domain search strategy capturing synonyms relating to: 1) blood transfusion, 2) perceptions, and 3) participant group (patients or H..View full abstract
Funded by a Doctoral Research Studentship, City, University of London.