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ERIC Number: ED349390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Video Tape Teaching Module To Facilitate the Patient's Understanding of Chemotherapy.
Vernot, Gertrude W.
A practicum project was conducted to develop a method to enhance the knowledge base of targeted adult cancer patients entering into a treatment plan that included chemotherapy. The educational component necessary for informed consent by the patient had not been consistent; therefore, a videotape was developed containing general information common to all drugs used in the treatment of cancer. An addendum was developed and individualized instruction given by an oncology nurse to each of the eight participating patients, providing specific information about individual drugs. Success was measured by the accurate completion of an informational survey administered to the targeted population prior to and after the instruction. A further measure was obtained from the completion of the nurse survey sheet by 9 of 12 professional nurses responsible for the patient instruction. Results indicated that patient learning was achieved using the generic tape followed by the nurse-patient interaction. Results also indicated increased job satisfaction for the oncology nurses providing the instruction. (Appendixes include results of the nurse survey, the patient questionnaire, and data on information retention using the tape as an adjunct to learning. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.