Title : Comparison between video and handbook learning course in liver cancer patients undergoing first trans-arterial chemoembolization: A randomized controlled trial
Though Chulabhorn Hospital becomes a well-known cancer center in Thailand, a number of liver cancer are increasing with high mortality rate. This is not an easy assignment as I am a full-time chief, registered nurse, providing care for these patients at our gracious hospital.
Currently, one of interventions for Liver cancer treatment is Trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE). Moreover, most patients need to undergo TACE several times according to the size of tumor and staging. Thus, when a physician can control its dimension, TACE really helps to prolong and maintain patient’s quality of life. Normally, patients are afraid of the procedure. They are always anxious and worried particularly to get the first moments of the technique. This might due to the lack of knowledge and comprehension of the whole process.
In order to solve this problem, I conducted a study to compare the effectiveness between Video and Handbook learning course on providing knowledge of TACE to liver cancer patients. A handbook has been used in health education for years, while a full-animated video is a new learning technique in our practice. This will be a proactive and practical way for us in promoting quality of healthcare. Consequently, patients gain more confidence and cooperate with physicians during the intervention.
Audience Take Away:
• Video significantly improved the learning achievement when compared with Handbook in the selected subject.
• Patients could gain content understanding and retention of knowledge in a short period of time.
• In daily rounds, nurses can do research during their routine jobs as ‘Routine to Research’ project. This results in the advancement of healthcare and promotion of nursing competency both in practical skills and knowledge.
• A good networking in terms of health educational medias can be proliferated amongst the personnel who taking care of cancer patients.