Using multimedia to enhance the consent process for bunion correction surgery

Batuyong, Eldridge D., Jowett, Andrew J. L., Wickramasinghe, Nilmini and Beischer, Andrew D. 2014, Using multimedia to enhance the consent process for bunion correction surgery, ANZ journal of surgery, vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 249-254, doi: 10.1111/ans.12534.

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Title Using multimedia to enhance the consent process for bunion correction surgery
Author(s) Batuyong, Eldridge D.
Jowett, Andrew J. L.
Wickramasinghe, NilminiORCID iD for Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Beischer, Andrew D.
Journal name ANZ journal of surgery
Volume number 84
Issue number 4
Start page 249
End page 254
Total pages 6
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2014-04
ISSN 1445-2197
Keyword(s) bunion
hallux valgus
informed consent
patient education
Summary BACKGROUND: Obtaining informed consent from patients considering bunion surgery can be challenging. This study assessed the efficacy of a multimedia technology as an adjunct to the informed consent process. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was conducted involving 55 patients (7 males, 48 females) who underwent a standardized verbal discussion regarding bunion correction surgery followed by completion of a knowledge questionnaire. A multimedia educational program was then administered and the knowledge questionnaire repeated. Additional supplementary questions were then given regarding satisfaction with the multimedia program. RESULTS: Patients answered 74% questions correctly before the multimedia module compared with 94% after it (P < 0.0001). Patients rated the ease of understanding and the amount of information provided by the module highly. Eighty-four percent of patients considered that the multimedia tool performed as well as the treating surgeon. CONCLUSION: Multimedia technology is useful in enhancing patient knowledge regarding bunion surgery for the purposes of obtaining informed consent.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/ans.12534
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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