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The effectiveness of multimedia learning education programs on knowledge, anxiety and pressure garment compliance in patients undergoing burns rehabilitation in Taiwan: an experimental study

Lo, Shu-Fen; Hayter, Mark; Hsu, Ma; Lin, Su-Er; Lin, Shu-In

Authors

Shu-Fen Lo

Ma Hsu

Su-Er Lin

Shu-In Lin



Abstract

Aim.  This study examined the effectiveness of multimedia learning education programmes (MLEPs) on knowledge, anxiety and pressure garment compliance behaviour of burn patients.

Background.  MLEPs are increasingly suggested as education methods that can be used by health professionals in daily practice. A systematic review of the effectiveness of computer‐based education demonstrates its acceptability to patients. However, few studies have empirically tested this approach.

Design.  Experimental study.

Methods.  An experimental study was conducted at a burn centre of a medical centre in Taipei, Taiwan. Participants were randomly assigned to either experimental (n = 28) or control groups (n = 30). Both groups were given pre‐tests and post‐tests to measure their knowledge, anxiety and pressure garment compliance behaviour.

Results.  At two weeks, the results of this study showed that the MLEP had ‘statistically’ significantly improved patients’ burn knowledge, reduced individual anxiety and enhanced pressure garment compliance behaviour.

Conclusion.  This controlled study demonstrated that a two week MLEP can be a useful intervention to improve care compliance and reduce anxiety in patients undergoing burns rehabilitation period.

Relevance to clinical practice.  Burn injury patients undergoing rehabilitation are likely to benefit from multimedia learning education intervention programmes. More comprehensive health economic evaluation needs to be undertaken. Further studies exploring a longer term follow‐up are also required.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-01
Journal Journal of Clinical Nursing
Print ISSN 0962-1067
Electronic ISSN 1365-2702
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 1-2
Pages 129-137
APA6 Citation Lo, S., Hayter, M., Hsu, M., Lin, S., & Lin, S. (2010). The effectiveness of multimedia learning education programs on knowledge, anxiety and pressure garment compliance in patients undergoing burns rehabilitation in Taiwan: an experimental study. Journal of clinical nursing, 19(1-2), 129-137. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03030.x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03030.x
Keywords Experimental design; Nurses; Nursing; Patient teaching; Rehabilitation; Wound care
Publisher URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03030.x
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