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See detailA simple and effective method to teach patients about high blood pressure and obesity.
Neyses, Ludwig UL; Greminger, P.; Bartsch, A. et al

in Journal of Hypertension. Supplement) (1985), 3(1), 27-30

It is an open question whether information about hypertension and obesity increases compliance with therapy. Nevertheless, patients increasingly demand precise but simple and comprehensive information. A ... [more ▼]

It is an open question whether information about hypertension and obesity increases compliance with therapy. Nevertheless, patients increasingly demand precise but simple and comprehensive information. A simple slide programme is described which can be demonstrated in any waiting room. The learning effect was assessed in 1083 subjects, of whom 485 had seen the programme completely; 256 subjects served as controls. The percentage of subjects with good or excellent knowledge about hypertension and obesity rose from 22.8% in the controls to 64.2% in the experimental group. Age was the only factor influencing learning, but this was of no great importance in subjects under 70. In particular, social status did not have any significant effect on learning. This programme may be an ideal tool to inform patients about hypertension and obesity and to study the influence of information on compliance with therapy. [less ▲]

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See detailA slide program on hypertension and obesity: a simple method of patient information.
Bartsch, A.; Neyses, Ludwig UL; Greminger, P. et al

in Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift (1983), 113(50), 1929-33

It is well established that information on their disease is one of the prerequisites for improvement of patients' compliance with therapy. The authors have therefore developed a simple slide program ... [more ▼]

It is well established that information on their disease is one of the prerequisites for improvement of patients' compliance with therapy. The authors have therefore developed a simple slide program presenting information on hypertension and obesity. Consisting of 52 slides, it was shown in the central waiting room of the medical outpatient department at the University Hospital, Zurich. In order to assess learning, 841 patients were asked to fill in a questionnaire. 485 had seen the program and 356 served as controls with the program switched off. Four main results emerged: 1. The percentage of subjects scoring greater than or equal to 4 correct answers (of a maximum of 5) rose significantly from 22.6% to 64.2%. 2. The number of incorrect answers (maximum 3) remained unchanged. 3. Learning decreased with age. 4. Occupation did not have a significant effect on learning. The results clearly show that the program represents an effective method of teaching patients and may therefore serve to improve compliance with therapy. [less ▲]

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