Do medical images aid understanding and recall of medical information? An experimental study comparing the experience of viewing no image, a 2D medical image and a 3D medical image alongside a diagnosis
Emma Elizabeth Phelps, Richard Wellings, Frances Griffiths, Charles Hutchinson, Melina Kunar
PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the experience of viewing 3D medical images, 2D medical images and no image presented alongside a diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted two laboratory experiments, each with 126 healthy participants. Participants heard three diagnoses; one accompanied by 3D medical images, one accompanied by 2D medical images and one with no image. Participants completed a questionnaire after each diagnosis rating their experience. In Experiment 2, half of the participants were informed that image interpretation can be susceptible to errors. RESULTS: Participants preferred to view 3D images alongside a diagnosis (p<0.001) and reported greater understanding (p<0.001), perceived accur..View full abstract
Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council
Awarded by National Institute for Health Research
The study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (grant number ES/J500203/1) and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust as part of a Ph.D. studentship.