The effect of a multimedia health educational program on the postoperative recovery of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Antonia Stergiopoulou, Konstantinos Birbas, Theophanis Katostaras, Mariana Diomidous, John Mantas

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Abstract

Aim of this study is the evaluation of the impact of preoperative informative session using a Multimedia Health Educational Program (MHEP) on patients undergoing elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) for cholelithiasis, preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain and nausea. Sixty consecutive patients scheduled for elective LC were considered for enrolment in the trial. Patients were assigned randomly to four groups: Group A included 15 patients, preoperatively informed regarding LC through the MHEP presented by a Registered Nurse (RN). Group B included 15 patients preoperatively informed through a leaflet (designed and developed using the exact contents of the MHEP). In Group C, there were 15 patients who were being informed verbally from the RN. Finally, the control Group D included 15 patients, who had the conventional preoperative information about the operation and postoperative course by the attending surgeon and anesthesiologist, as every other patient included in groups A, B, C. Preoperative assessment of patient's knowledge about cholelithiasis and LC was performed after informative session, and was based on a specifically developed 'closed, true-false' questionnaire. Preliminary results suggest that conventional information provided by the attending surgeon (Group D) is inadequate. Specifically developed informative sessions with the contribution of MHEP seems to be effective on reducing preoperative anxiety and postoperative pain, in patients undergoing elective LC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquity
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies for Better Health in Aging Societies - Proceedings of MIE 2006
Pages920-925
Number of pages6
Volume124
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Aug 200630 Aug 2006

Other

Other20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period27/08/0630/08/06

Keywords

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Multimedia Health Educational Program
  • Patient education
  • Preoperative Information

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    Stergiopoulou, A., Birbas, K., Katostaras, T., Diomidous, M., & Mantas, J. (2006). The effect of a multimedia health educational program on the postoperative recovery of patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In Ubiquity: Technologies for Better Health in Aging Societies - Proceedings of MIE 2006 (Vol. 124, pp. 920-925)