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Multistep Educational Intervention for Successful Outpatient Colonoscopy Preparation in a Rural Community

Title: A Multistep Educational Intervention for Successful Outpatient Colonoscopy Preparation in a Rural Community.
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Name(s): Smythe, Samantha Andersen, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Research Report
Date Issued: 2019-04-25
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: AbstractPurpose: The purpose of this project was to increase patient knowledge related to bowel preparation success for screening colonoscopies. Methods: Twenty-eight patients scheduled for screening colonoscopies in a rural gastroenterology practice consented to participate in this project. The multi-step, interventional study project utilized an audiovisual educational tool with a pre/post-test design to determine both changes in knowledge base and any clarification that was still needed regarding the prescribed bowel preparation. An investigator developed audio-visual presentation related to the procedure was provided. A one-on-one education session was then held to provide any clarification. The bowel cleanliness was later graded by the physician during the colonoscopy utilizing the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS). A final survey was completed by participants to determine satisfaction with the study intervention. Paired samples t-tests were computed to evaluate the pre/post-test scores with descriptive statistics computed to evaluate the BBPS and satisfaction survey scores. Results: Over half (68%) of participants had an increase in posttest scores, demonstrating enhanced knowledge from the audiovisual presentation alone (p<.001). Most (86%) of the BBPS total scores were five or greater, meeting the criteria associated with higher polyp detection rates. Twenty-one (75%) participants reported that the intervention made the bowel preparation process easier. Discussion: The educational intervention in addition to the standard written instructions for colonoscopy bowel preparation demonstrated the potential to increase the number of successful outpatient screening colonoscopies. Physician and participant feedback supported the sustainability of the intervention in daily practice. Conclusions: The successful outcomes of this project support the need for enhanced educational interventions for use when instructing patients on their colonoscopy bowel preparation process. The data additionally promotes that the addition of enhanced educational interventions for patients may be effective in increasing bowel preparation success.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556226011_1523eb96 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556226011_1523eb96
Host Institution: FSU

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Smythe, S. A. (2019). A Multistep Educational Intervention for Successful Outpatient Colonoscopy Preparation in a Rural Community. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1556226011_1523eb96