The effects of an informational video on patient knowledge, satisfaction and compliance with venous thromboembolism prophylaxis: A pilot study

Bernard L. Marini, Kylee Funk, Michael D. Kraft, Jessica M. Fong, Roxanne Naanos, Stephen M. Stout, Deborah Wagner

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Abstract

Objective: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the leading cause of preventable death in hospitalized patients. Educational videos have been effectively used to increase patient satisfaction and knowledge. This study examined possible benefits of an educational video about VTE. Methods: Medical patients receiving VTE prophylaxis were screened within 48. h of admission. Upon enrollment, patients were randomly assigned to either watch a 5. min educational video on VTE or not, in addition to standard VTE education. Within 24-48. h after randomization, all patients completed a survey assessing VTE prophylaxis knowledge and satisfaction. Results: Patients who watched the video averaged 83% correct responses to knowledge-based questions (regarding VTE risk, symptoms, and preventative measures) versus an average score of 62% for patients in the no video group (p<. 0.001). Patients who watched the video were more satisfied with their VTE education (4.8 vs. 3.4 out of 5, p<. 0.001). Conclusion: This educational video effectively provided baseline information to patients about VTE and improved patient satisfaction. Practice implications: A VTE educational video can be an effective tool for improving patient knowledge of the condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume96
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Patient education
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Video education

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