Matthew A. Goldsworthy
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.
Mark A. Aldersley
Ian A. Rowe
Rebecca L. Jones
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|
|Publisher||BMJ Publishing Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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