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Clin Endosc. 2019 Jan;52(1):53-58. doi: 10.5946/ce.2018.072. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Effect of Sending Educational Video Clips via Smartphone Mobile Messenger on Bowel Preparation before Colonoscopy.

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Department of Gastroenterology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Background/Aim:

We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of sending educational video clips via smartphone mobile messenger (SMM) on enhancing bowel preparation before colonoscopy.

METHODS:

This was a prospective, endoscopist-blinded, randomized controlled study. Patients in the SMM group received two video clips sent via SMM that explained the diet and regimen for bowel preparation, whereas those in the control group did not receive any video clips. We compared the quality of bowel preparation between the two groups, which was assessed by an endoscopist using the Ottawa scale.

RESULTS:

Between August and November 2014, 140 patients in the SMM group and 141 patients in the control group underwent colonoscopic examination. The total Ottawa score of the SMM group was significantly lower than that of the control group (5.47±1.74 vs. 5.97±1.78, p=0.018). These results were particularly prominent in the younger age group; the total Ottawa score of patents in the SMM group aged <40 years was significantly lower than that of patients in the control group aged <40 years (5.10±1.55 vs. 6.22±2.33, p=0.034).

CONCLUSION:

We demonstrated that sending educational video clips via SMM could result in better bowel preparation, especially in the younger age group.

KEYWORDS:

Bowel preparation; Colonoscopy; Education

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