Journal article

The practical application of multimedia technology to facilitate the education and treatment of patients with plantar fasciitis: a pilot study.

Andrew Donald Beischer, Andrew Clarke, Richard Noel de Steiger, Leo Donnan, Aileen Ibuki, Rebecca Unglik

Foot Ankle Spec | Published : 2008


This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a multimedia patient education module when incorporated into the standard treatment protocol for patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. A thorough, standardized surgeon-patient education discourse took place following diagnosis. At the conclusion of the consultation, patients viewed the multimedia module. Questionnaires designed to assess understanding and satisfaction with information delivery were completed by patients following the consultation and again after viewing the module. Forty-one patients participated in the study. After viewing the module, patients achieved an average of 87% correct responses on the knowledge questionnaire..

View full abstract