Journal article

Use of a Multimedia Module to Aid the Informed Consent Process in Patients Undergoing Gynecologic Laparoscopy for Pelvic Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial

Lenore Ellett, Rocio Villegas, Andrew Beischer, Nicole Ong, Peter Maher

JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether providing additional information to the standard consent process, in the form of a multimedia module (MM), improves patient knowledge about operative laparoscopy without increasing anxiety. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Two outpatient gynecologic clinics, one in a private hospital and the other in a public teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Forty-one women aged 19 to 51 years (median, 35.6 years) requiring operative laparoscopy for investigation and treatment of pelvic pain. INTERVENTION: Following the standard informed consent process, patients were randomized to watch the MM (intervention group, n = 21) ..

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