Health professionals involved in direct ambulatory care spend an appreciable part of each day instructing patients in treating a current illness or preventing a future illness. Many different media, such as printed material, films, and audiotapes, have assisted in this endeavor; computers are the newest of these and offer opportunities for active learning not present in most other media. This article provides an overview of the present state of computer-based patient education and suggests guidelines for the development and use of such educational materials. It emphasizes general techniques applicable to a wide range of patients and conditions and excludes more specialized applications for rehabilitation and training.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|