Category : Patient Education

MANUSCRIPT: Use of Videos Improves Informed Consent Comprehension in Web-Based Surveys

Background: Web-based surveys are increasingly used to capture data essential for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention research. However, there are challenges in ensuring the informed consent of Web-based research participants. Objective: The aim of our study was to develop and assess the efficacy of alternative methods of administering informed consent in

ABSTRACT: Patients with heart failure as co-designers of an educational website: implications for medical education

OBJECTIVES: To identify the learning needs of patients with heart failure between outpatients follow-up visits from their perspective and to ascertain what they emphasize as being important in the design of an educational website for them. METHODS: We conducted a two-step qualitative study at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Twenty patients with heart failure

ABSTRACT: Elearning approaches to prevent weight gain in young adults: A randomized controlled study

OBJECTIVE:Preventing obesity among young adults should be a preferred public health approach given the limited efficacy of treatment interventions. This study examined whether weight gain can be prevented by online approaches using two different behavioral models, one overtly directed at obesity and the other covertly.METHODS:A three-group parallel randomized controlled intervention

ABSTRACT: The Use of an Informational Video to Improve Patient Satisfaction, Preparedness, Mood, and Empowerment

BACKGROUND: Massage therapy is commonly used in Canada for the treatment of a wide range of health concerns. Massage therapy is changing to meet the health care needs of Canadians. Rapid changes to the profession may create a gap between patient expectations of massage therapy treatment based on historic views of

ABSTRACT: Electronic and postal reminders for improving immunisation coverage in children

INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, suboptimal immunisation coverage causes the deaths of more than one million children under five from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. Reasons for suboptimal coverage are multifactorial, and a combination of interventions is needed to improve compliance with immunisation schedules. One intervention relies on reminders, where the health system prompts caregivers

MANUSCRIPT: The social media index: measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites.

NTRODUCTION: The number of educational resources created for emergency medicine and critical care (EMCC) that incorporate social media has increased dramatically. With no way to assess their impact or quality, it is challenging for educators to receive scholarly credit and for learners to identify respected resources. The Social Media index (SMi)

ABSTRACT: Impact of medical education program on COPD patients: a cohort prospective study

BACKGROUND: The main objective of this study was to assess the effects of intensive medical education courses on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-related rehospitalizations and emergency department visits and the secondary aim was to monitor quality of life. METHODS: This cohort prospective study included 76 group D COPD patients (pts.). Patients from the

ABSTRACT: The role of cognitive function in the relationship between age and health literacy: a cross-sectional analysis of older adults in Chicago, USA.

OBJECTIVES:To investigate how 3 measures of health literacy correlate with age and the explanatory roles of fluid and crystallised cognitive abilities in these relationships among older adults.DESIGN:Cross-sectional baseline analysis of the 'LitCog' cohort study.SETTING:1 academic internal medicine clinic and 5 federally qualified health centres in Chicago, USA.PARTICIPANTS:English-speaking adults (n=828) aged

ABSTRACT: Naturally Occurring Peer Support through Social Media: The Experiences of Individuals with Severe Mental Illness Using YouTube.

Increasingly, people with diverse health conditions turn to social media to share their illness experiences or seek advice from others with similar health concerns. This unstructured medium may represent a platform on which individuals with severe mental illness naturally provide and receive peer support. Peer support includes a system of

ABSTRACT: Is It Okay to Choose a Children’s Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? Comparing Social Media Metrics to Hospital Quality.

Social media is becoming an increasingly important communication tool. Hospitals use social media sites to provide the public with accurate and up-to-date medical information, for marketing purposes, and to connect patients with physicians and other patients. Patients use social media to find information about hospitals and providers and to help