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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