Effect of video-assisted education on informed consent and patient education for peripherally inserted central catheters: a randomized controlled trial

Effect of video-assisted education on informed consent and patient education for peripherally inserted central catheters: a randomized controlled trial
Perspective Clinical Research Report
Jia Li, Xue-fang Huang, Jie-lin Luo, Jiang-yun Zhang, Xiao-lin Liang, Chun-li Huang, Hui-ying Qin
Journal of International Medical Research, 10 September 2020; 48(9)
Open Access
Abstract
Objective
To evaluate the effects of a video-assisted education intervention on informed consent and patient education for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).
Methods
We conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the effects on informed consent of video-assisted patient education and traditional face-to-face discussion in a catheter outpatient ward of a cancer centre in Guangzhou, China, in 2018. Participants were 140 patients randomly allocated (1:1 ratio) to two groups: video-assisted or traditional intervention. General information, patient retention of PICC-related information, working time spent by nurses on the procedure, and patient and nurse satisfaction with the procedure were assessed.
Results
The time used for informed consent was significantly shorter in the experimental group (1.02 ± 0.24 minutes) than in the control group (6.87 ± 1.10 minutes). The time used for PICC-related education was significantly shorter in the experimental group (1.03 ± 0.28 minutes) than in the control group (5.11 ± 0.57 minutes). Nurses’ degree of satisfaction with the procedure was significantly higher in the experimental group (4.10 ± 0.57) than in the control group (2.60 ± 0.70).
Conclusion
The use of video-assisted informed consent and patient education in this cancer centre decreased nurses’ working time and improved nurses’ satisfaction.

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