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Patient understanding of liver cirrhosis and improvement using multimedia education

Goldsworthy, Matthew A.; Fateen, Waleed; Thygesen, Helene; Aldersley, Mark A.; Rowe, Ian A.; Jones, Rebecca L.

Authors

Matthew A. Goldsworthy

Waleed Fateen

Helene Thygesen

Mark A. Aldersley

Ian A. Rowe

Rebecca L. Jones



Abstract

Objective: For patients to engage with the long-term management of liver cirrhosis, sufficient understanding of their condition is essential. The aim of this study was to assess baseline patient knowledge and to test whether a condition-specific multimedia screencast could improve this.
Design: Service quality improvement study.
Setting: A UK tertiary liver centre. Patients were recruited during 12 general hepatology outpatient clinics.
Patients: Fifty-two patients with liver cirrhosis were included. Sixty-two per cent were male; their median age was 56 years and their median clinic attendance period was 3 years.
Interventions: Participants completed a baseline questionnaire assessing their knowledge of the management and complications of cirrhosis. They then watched a tailored screencast discussing this condition, which had been developed by expert hepatologists in collaboration with patient representatives. Knowledge was reassessed using a new copy of the original questionnaire after an interval of at least one month.
Main outcome measures: Patient scores on knowledge questionnaires at baseline and follow-up.
Results: Fifty-two patients achieved a median score of 25.0% before viewing the screencast. Thirty-five patients then completed a follow-up questionnaire after an interval period. The median questionnaire score in this group improved from 25.0% to 66.7%; an increase of 41.7% compared with baseline (p

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 30, 2017
Journal Frontline Gastroenterology
Print ISSN 2041-4137
Electronic ISSN 2041-4137
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 3
APA6 Citation Goldsworthy, M. A., Fateen, W., Thygesen, H., Aldersley, M. A., Rowe, I. A., & Jones, R. L. (2017). Patient understanding of liver cirrhosis and improvement using multimedia education. Frontline Gastroenterology, 8(3), doi:10.1136/flgastro-2016-100761
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/flgastro-2016-100761
Publisher URL http://fg.bmj.com/content/8/3/214
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0

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