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Summary

Effective patient education improves health literacy and engagement thus improving long-term health outcomes. Health literacy is imperative to make informed health decisions and relies on the ability to obtain, process and understand health information; and is the cornerstone of safe health management. It is necessary to evaluate educational initiatives to determine their effectiveness in knowledge translation. A more effective way to provide patient education is to utilize media technology. Current education styles do not teach patients in the best way as they are not consistent with how people of all ages currently learn (through technology). In addition, patient teaching most commonly occurs during highly stressful times like hospital visits with new diagnoses. Current patient educational methods are costly given the amount of health provider time required. Electronic KITE teaching modules are infographic visual representations that present information quickly and clearly, integrating words and graphics to tell a story to reveal information. Infographic presentations are tools which facilitate self-directed learning with understandable, accessible information presented in an engaging way with an aim to enhance learning for children and their families. Patients are able to learn at a pace consistent with their learning style to facilitate knowledge development and health literacy.

Conditions

Health Literacy, Anticoagulation

Recruitment Status

Recruiting

Detailed Description

A more effective way to provide patient education is to utilize media technology. Current education styles do not teach patients in the best way as they are not consistent with how people of all ages currently learn (through technology). In addition, patienteaching most commonly occurs during highly stressful times like hospital visits with new diagnoses. Current patient educational methods are costly given the amount of health provider time required. Electronic KITE teaching modules are infographic visual representations that have been developed to provide patient teaching related to warfarin and its management. How much patients have learned will be assessed using the KIDCLOT validated knowledge quizzes. Children 8 years and older to have cognitive capacity will complete the quizzes if able. Caregivers will complete all quizzes linked with the modules they have completed. Patients may be enrolled into the appropriate cohort based on the health provider decision for management. Warfarin international normalized ratio (INR) testing Warfarin with home INR testing Warfarin transition from home INR testing to warfarin self management.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Pediatric patients and their caregivers who are receiving treatment with anticoagulant therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

Non-english speaking patients.

Intervention

Intervention Type

Intervention Name

Other

elearning patient information

Gender

All

Minimum Age

N/A

Maximum Age

18 Years

Download Date

April 28, 2021

Principal Investigator

N/A

Primary Contact Information

Mary Bauman, MN, NP

7802485596

mary.bauman@ahs.ca

Cheri Robert, MSc

7802485611

cheri.robert@ahs.ca

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