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|Title:||Using multimedia to enhance the consent process for bunion correction surgery.|
|Other Authors:||Jowett, Andrew|
Bunion Correction Surgery
Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Health Information Management, Epworth Healthcare, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||ANZ J Surg. 2014 Apr;84(4):249-54.|
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND: Obtaining informed consent from patients considering bunion surgery can be challenging. This study assessed the efficacy of a multimedia technology as an adjunct to the informed consent process. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was conducted involving 55 patients (7 males, 48 females) who underwent a standardized verbal discussion regarding bunion correction surgery followed by completion of a knowledge questionnaire. A multimedia educational program was then administered and the knowledge questionnaire repeated. Additional supplementary questions were then given regarding satisfaction with the multimedia program. RESULTS: Patients answered 74% questions correctly before the multimedia module compared with 94% after it (P < 0.0001). Patients rated the ease of understanding and the amount of information provided by the module highly. Eighty-four percent of patients considered that the multimedia tool performed as well as the treating surgeon. CONCLUSION: Multimedia technology is useful in enhancing patient knowledge regarding bunion surgery for the purposes of obtaining informed consent.|
|Journal Title:||ANZ Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Orthopaedics, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK|
Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Prospective Cohort Study|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Informatics|
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