Journal article

The development of audio-visual materials to prepare patients for medical procedures: an oncology application

M Carey, P Schofield, M Jefford, M Krishnasamy, S Aranda

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

This paper describes a systematic process for the development of educational audio-visual materials that are designed to prepare patients for potentially threatening procedures. Literature relating to the preparation of patients for potentially threatening medical procedures, psychological theory, theory of diffusion of innovations and patient information was examined. Four key principles were identified as being important: (1) stakeholder consultation, (2) provision of information to prepare patients for the medical procedure, (3) evidence-based content, and (4) promotion of patient confidence. These principles are described along with an example of the development of an audio-visual resour..

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