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
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) ..View full abstract
Supported by the Medical Research Foundation for Women and Babies.