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ERIC Number: ED568495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-5547-4
A Proposal Comparing a Clinician-Guided Patient Information Module to Standard Patient Information Evaluating Treatment Expectations of Dermal Fillers
Warren, Hermine
ProQuest LLC, D.N.P. Dissertation, Walden University
In 2011, nearly 13 million nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed, representing a 6% increase from the previous year. Patients often present with unrealistic treatment expectations based on beauty industry standards and misinformation. In addition, due to the lack of competency standardization in this area, providers frequently deliver inconsistent educational information to their patients. King's goal attainment theory and Knowles's adult learning theory of andragogy provided a theoretical infrastructure for examining these issues. The initial goal of the project was to evaluate the clinician-guided module, a 13-slide PowerPoint presentation that was disseminated to key stakeholders for preliminary review. A convenience sample of 10 females, ages 30--64, was recruited. Following exposure to the module, each participant was asked to fill out an evaluation comprised of both closed- and open-ended responses, noting her experience with this type of educational tool. Quantitative data was analyzed using comparison of means, while qualitative data was examined for the emergence of themes. Initial findings suggested that patients and healthcare providers found the clinician-guided module informative and visually appealing and that they would recommend this module to peers and colleagues. Potential social change from this project may surface through increased patient knowledge and empowerment, awareness, safety, and satisfaction. The final project will compare the clinician-guided patient information module to standard patient information evaluating treatment expectations of dermal fillers. The ultimate impact of a clinician-guided information module may improve standardization in this arena, and thus be of particular interest to members of the nonsurgical cosmetic community. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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