Objective: To evaluate the effects of a video-assisted education intervention on informed consent and patient education for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).
Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing the effects on informed consent of video-assisted patient education and traditional face-to-face discussion in a catheter outpatient ward of a cancer centre in Guangzhou, China, in 2018. Participants were 140 patients randomly allocated (1:1 ratio) to two groups: video-assisted or traditional intervention. General information, patient retention of PICC-related information, working time spent by nurses on the procedure, and patient and nurse satisfaction with the procedure were assessed.
Results: The time used for informed consent was significantly shorter in the experimental group (1.02 ± 0.24 minutes) than in the control group (6.87 ± 1.10 minutes). The time used for PICC-related education was significantly shorter in the experimental group (1.03 ± 0.28 minutes) than in the control group (5.11 ± 0.57 minutes). Nurses’ degree of satisfaction with the procedure was significantly higher in the experimental group (4.10 ± 0.57) than in the control group (2.60 ± 0.70).
Conclusion: The use of video-assisted informed consent and patient education in this cancer centre decreased nurses’ working time and improved nurses’ satisfaction.Clinical trial registration number: ChiCTR1800015664.
Li J, Huang XF, Luo JL, et al. Effect of video-assisted education on informed consent and patient education for peripherally inserted central catheters: a randomized controlled trial. J Int Med Res. 2020;48(9):300060520947915. doi:10.1177/0300060520947915