Structured DVD Education: Impact on Teaching Satisfaction and Anxiety Among Patients With Leukemia and Lymphoma and Their Family Members

Christina Peters

Barbara Bowen

Gladys N. Jusino-Leon

Shirly Kooran

Dawn Smith

Melinda Higgins

Katherine Spinks

teaching method, DVD education, oncology education, leukemia, lymphoma
CJON 2019, 23(2), 181-190. DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.181-190

Background: Many factors can interfere with a patient’s ability to cope with a new cancer diagnosis. The method of education delivery may improve satisfaction with teaching and reduce anxiety. Structured DVD education combined with other teaching methods has shown positive results. However, few such studies have included family members.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of structured DVD education versus standard one-on-one education on satisfaction with teaching and on anxiety among patients newly diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma and their families.

Methods: A post-test randomized controlled trial study design evaluated the effects of structured DVD education compared to standard one-on-one education.

Findings: Family members in the intervention group had higher satisfaction with teaching than those in the control group; this difference was found to be statistically significant.

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