November 13, 2013
Web-Based Patient Engagement Lowers Anxiety for First-Time Colonoscopy Patients
A web-based patient engagement program lowered anxiety, sedation medication requirements, and shortened procedure times for first-time colonoscopy patients, a new study at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth recently revealed.
The researchers at DHMC conducted a controlled study looking at how an interactive web-based multimedia program could impact patient anxiety, perception and knowledge of colonoscopy. Fifty-one patients were given DHMC’s standard printed pre-procedure colonoscopy packet while 52 watched the interactive web-based program (from the Chicago-based, Emmi Solutions) as well as the same printed packet. Read full article.