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Post-Visit Patient Understanding About Newly Prescribed Medications.

J Gen Intern Med 2021 Feb 5. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Background: Good patient understanding of basic medication-related information such as directions for use and side effects promotes medication adherence, but information is lacking about how well patients understand basic medication-related information after their office visits.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate post-visit patient understanding about newly prescribed medications.

Design: Secondary mixed methods analysis comparing patient survey responses about newly prescribed medications to information conveyed by physicians during office visits (from audio recordings of office visits). Read More

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February 2021

"No Waiting" in the "Waiting Room": The Self-rooming Patient Pilot Study.

Cureus 2019 Nov 26;11(11):e6238. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, USA.

Introduction: Although patient timeliness and appointment flow are highly important for patients and practices, the impact of technology on improving these aspects of healthcare delivery are not widely studied. We evaluated the satisfaction and acceptability of using a handheld internet-enabled tablet computer (the Mobile Patient Communicator (MPC)) that uses interactive maps, and visual and written instructions to direct patients from waiting rooms to exam rooms independently of medical personnel.

Methods: At the time of appointment check-in, eligible patients attending their healthcare appointments at a family medicine practice received the MPC that provided them an online orientation about its use and function. Read More

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November 2019

Assessment of Current Genetic Counselor Practices in Post-Visit Written Communications to Patients.

J Genet Couns 2018 06 12;27(3):681-688. Epub 2017 Oct 12.

Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 540 E. Canfield St., 2375 Scott Hall, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA.

Providing patients with post-visit written communication (PVWC) is a long-standing component of genetic counseling. However the depiction of this practice in today's clinical landscape is limited. To better describe this practice, we surveyed practicing clinical genetic counselors to ask if they send post-visit communications to patients and if so, what are the types, the average length, and the average time spent writing. Read More

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Impact of Video Discharge Instructions for Pediatric Fever and Closed Head Injury from the Emergency Department.

J Emerg Med 2016 Mar 21;50(3):e177-83. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

Center for Health Equity and Quality Research, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida.

Background: Lack of understanding of diagnosis and disease process remains a major complaint of caregivers who bring their children to the pediatric emergency department (PED). Misunderstanding of diagnosis and discharge instructions can lead to unnecessary return visits and health disparities.

Objective: We attempted to determine if video discharge instructions when added to standard of care written and verbal instruction improved caregivers' comprehension of their child's diagnosis, disease process, and discharge instructions. Read More

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Assessing short and long-term educational impact of visits to hospice via a combination of qualitative methods.

E C L Goh C-Y S Hsu

Eur J Dent Educ 2014 May 28;18(2):80-5. Epub 2013 May 28.

Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

While qualitative methods have gained considerable recognition in medical education research, employing multiple qualitative data sources in assessing long-term educational impact is rare. Utilising in-depth data analysis method to six cross-sectional cohorts (2004-2009) of students' reflection papers (n = 213), this article demonstrates how students experienced subtle but important shifts in their attitudes (including personal, professional and spiritual domains) after making field visits to a hospice centre as part of the Special Needs Dentistry module. For retrospective assessment of learning retention, a pilot focus group was conducted with three junior faculty members who participated in the field visits to a hospice during their own undergraduate training. Read More

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Patients' satisfaction after a comprehensive assessment for complex chronic facial pain at a specialised unit: results from a prospective audit.

Br Dent J 2011 Dec 16;211(12):E24. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

Department of Oral Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232, USA.

Objective: The aim of this audit was to investigate complex chronic facial pain patients' satisfaction after an initial, comprehensive, 45-60 minute consultation visit.

Design: Prospective audit using a post-visit satisfaction survey.

Setting: Specialised outpatient facial pain unit. Read More

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December 2011

Use of a decision aid to improve treatment decisions in osteoporosis: the osteoporosis choice randomized trial.

Am J Med 2011 Jun;124(6):549-56

Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.

Objective: Poor adherence to therapy, perhaps related to unaddressed patient preferences, limits the effectiveness of osteoporosis treatment in at-risk women. A parallel patient-level randomized trial in primary care practices was performed.

Methods: Eligible postmenopausal women with bone mineral density T-scores less than -1. Read More

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Cross-sectional comparison of electronic and paper medical records on medication counseling in primary care clinics: a Southern Primary-Care Urban Research Network (SPUR-Net) study.

J Am Board Fam Med 2007 Mar-Apr;20(2):164-73

Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098, USA.

Introduction: This study compared the frequency of oral counseling and written information by primary care physicians at paper medical record (PMR) clinics and electronic medical record (EMR) clinics, and assessed relationships between medication counseling and medication outcomes (knowledge, questions, reported adherence and side effects, and medication fill).

Methods: A cross-sectional study with two convenience samples of English-speaking adult patients receiving > or =1 prescription at the primary care index visit was conducted in two PMR clinics, with 184 (48% response) patients seen by one of 22 physicians, and in two EMR clinics, with 249 (37% response) patients seen by one of 25 physicians. Data were from medical record reviews of the index visit and 2-week post-visit telephone interviews. Read More

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Pilot educational outreach project on partner violence.

Prev Med 2004 Sep;39(3):536-42

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.

Background: To assess the impact of a multimodal educational outreach on physician screening and documentation of intimate partner violence (IPV) in primary care.

Methods: Pre- and post-intervention assessment of physician screening and chart documentation of IPV. Physician screening was assessed by post-visit survey of patients and documentation was assessed by medical record review. Read More

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September 2004

A study of parent/grandparent education for managing a febrile illness using the CALM approach.

J Pediatr Health Care 2003 Jul-Aug;17(4):176-83

University of Alabama School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA.

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of fever management education in increasing knowledge, confidence, comfort, and satisfaction of the parent/grandparent.

Method: A randomized repeated measures design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational brochure and video. After baseline data were collected on parent/grandparents of children receiving standard care, each site was randomized into two groups: Group 1 parents were given a video and brochure about fever management as they left the clinic/office; Group 2 were shown the video and given the brochure before seeing their health care provider. Read More

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