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Lopez-Olivo MA, Lin H, Rizvi T
Randomized controlled trial of patient education tools for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
This randomized controlled trial compared results of patient education tools for patients with rheumatoid arthritis using a written booklet or a written booklet along with a newly developed video tool. Outcomes were measured immediately before and after review of the materials, and 3 and 6 months later. One-hundred eleven participants received an educational video and booklet and one-hundred ten a booklet alone. Mean age of participants was 50.8 years, mean disease duration 4.8 years, 85% were female, and 24% had limited health literacy levels. Both groups had improved outcomes up to 6 months after educational materials were delivered and used, with no statistically significant difference between the two groups. Patients receiving the video and booklet were more likely to rate the presentation as “excellent".
Citation: Lopez-Olivo MA, Lin H, Rizvi T . Randomized controlled trial of patient education tools for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res 2021 Oct;73(10):1470-78. doi: 10.1002/acr.24362..
Keywords: Education: Patient and Caregiver, Health Literacy, Arthritis, Patient Self-Management
Lopez-Olivo MA, des Bordes JK, Lin H
A randomized controlled trial comparing two self-administered educational strategies for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
The authors conducted a randomized clinical trial in patients with knee osteoarthritis to assess the efficacy of providing a video for entertainment education, in combination with two booklets, compared with providing the booklets alone. They found that, although both education strategies were associated with improved knowledge and reduced decisional conflict at 6 months, receiving the video + booklets in combination, compared with receiving the booklets alone, proved to be more effective in changing behaviors and appeared to have some advantages for Spanish speakers and those who were less educated.
Citation: Lopez-Olivo MA, des Bordes JK, Lin H . A randomized controlled trial comparing two self-administered educational strategies for patients with knee osteoarthritis. ACR Open Rheumatol 2021 Mar;3(3):185-95. doi: 10.1002/acr2.11222..
Keywords: Arthritis, Orthopedics, Education: Patient and Caregiver, Patient Self-Management, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Decision Making, Health Promotion