Table 15-177Educational interventions vs. no intervention – Clinical study characteristics

OutcomeNumber of studiesDesignLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecision
Median change in symptom score2071RCTNo serious limitationsNo serious inconsistencyNo serious indirectnessSerious imprecision (a)
Mean change in symptom score231RCTNo serious limitations (b)No serious inconsistencyNo serious indirectnessSerious imprecision (a)
Quality of Life (IPSS question)0

Imprecision as outcomes from only one study.


This study had two phases of recruitment (pre-consent and post consent randomisation phase). The video based learning intervention was compared to the control group who were provided with a brochure containing basic information about the prostate gland and disease that can affect it.

From: 15, Provision of information to, and support of, patients

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