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JRSM Short Rep. 2012 Aug;3(8):58. doi: 10.1258/shorts.2011.011126. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

Preparation for elective colorectal surgery using a video: a questionnaire-based observational study.

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  • 1Leicester General Hospital , Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW , UK.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Every patient has a perception about surgery and psychological preparation of the patient has an important impact on their postoperative recovery and outcome. In this study we looked at impact of a visual educational aid, in the form of a patient DVD on outcome following colorectal surgery within an enhanced recovery programme (ERP).

DESIGN:

We carried out a prospective analysis of a consecutive series of patients undergoing elective colorectal resection. All patients were given information about their operation in a clinic setting. Our intervention included a 15 minute patient educational video describing the preoperative assessment, post-operative recovery and advice on discharge. A questionnaire on patients' views of ERP and video education was given on discharge.

SETTING:

University teaching hospital

PARTICIPANTS:

Patients undergoing elective colorectal resection

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Outcomes studied included length of hospital stay, patient perception of ERP, postoperative complications and readmissions:

RESULTS:

Thirty-two patients underwent elective colorectal surgery over a 3 month period. Median length of stay in hospital was 5 days. The questionnaire response rate was 100%. All patients thought they were well informed of the enhanced recovery programme. Eighty-eight percent responded that the video information provided about their operation was adequate, with 28% finding the video very helpful and more useful than other forms of patient information. There were no major postoperative complications and no readmissions.

CONCLUSION:

Audiovisual presentation in the form of a patient video is a useful tool in the psychological preparation of patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

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