Navigation Links
Computers Can Teach Patients About Screening for Cancer

The medical body has always been receptive enough to hold on to technological advancements belived to revolutionise health care delivery. One such has been the adoption of computers to improve the quality and effectiveness of care in a cost effective way//.

It has now been proved with authencity that even pateints with minimal education and no computer skills can be successfully educated about health topics using computers that can have valuable implications on the treatment outcome.

Patients who used a computer to learn about a screening test for colon cancer were just as knowledgeable about the topic as patients who were educated by a nurse. In addition, the two groups had equal success rates completing the screening test. With physicians frequently reporting inadequate time with patients, computer-assisted instruction can turn out to be a timesaving and cost-effective patient education solution.

The research also suggests the potential for computer-assisted instruction to help increase screening rates for colon cancer where patient confusion about the screening process and physicians’ lack of time to educate their patients pose significant barriers to early identification.

The research involved 194 patients over age 50 whose doctors recommended a fecal occult blood test, which is completed at home. Participants were randomly assigned to learn about the test from a nurse or from an educational computer program. Patients in the computer group used a desktop computer with a mouse to view a multi-media presentation that included graphics and video and audio clips and patients in the other group met privately with a nurse, who taught them how to complete the screening test. The two groups were analyzed regarding their knowledge and preparedness of the test. The two groups’ knowledge scores were similar, with a trend toward increased knowledge in the computer group: 56 percent versus 41 percent. Rates for successfully completing the kits were 62 percent in the computer group and 63 percent in the nurse-education group.

Computer-assisted instruction offers the potential to overcome knowledge barriers and improve screening rates. All the more, it can be used for a wide variety of patient education topics, including diabetes education, smoking cessation, weight loss, and chronic disease management.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Computers may become surgeons
2. Elderly People Can Take Up Computers To Fight Depression
3. From Computers to Vaccines
4. Computers Aid in the Development of Bird Flu Vaccine
5. Dispensing Drug Dosage To Children Through Computers
6. Better Communication Ensured Between Humans and Computers
7. Sleeping Computers Yield Clues About Genetic Disorders
8. Computers Assist Breast Cancer Screening
9. Computers Better Decision Makers Than Surrogates
10. Teaching parents to deal with behavior problems in children
11. Knowledge Of Asthma For Teachers Can Help Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/22/2017)... ... ... Social media marketing is transitioning from a singular person activity to a ... into this insight and more in its latest episode of its Brains Over Brawn ... with social media strategist and partner of the digital firm Med|Ed Digital Jessica Columbo. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... with so many different solutions on the market, it is easy to start ... Texas Premier Locksmith offers a complimentary security consultation. , Home Security Hardware ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Apptricity® Corporation, a leading global provider of ... announced that Keppel Corporation has selected Apptricity Travel and Expense Management integrated solution ... excited to announce the partnership between Keppel and Apptricity for our Global Travel ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Robins & Morton celebrated the ... on Feb. 21. , The celebration began with a ribbon cutting event at ... construction team and tribal leadership. , Choctaw Nation Durant Regional Medical Clinic ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... Doctors ... , CA, directed by Dr. Kendell Mendonca , to its growing network of ... compensation injuries including injuries stemming from car accidents such as whiplash, back pain, neck ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2017)... , Feb. 21, 2017  International Isotopes Inc. ... a private placement with certain investors for approximately $3.4 ... the Company, Series C Convertible Redeemable Preferred Stock (the ... at an annual rate of 6% and is convertible ... plans to use the proceeds for operating capital, to ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... , February 21, 2017 According to a new ... Systems (Surgical Robots, Rehabilitation Robots, Hospital Robots, Non-invasive Surgery Robots)), Application (Orthopedic, Laparoscopy, ... Continue Reading ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ... This report studies the global ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Feb. 21, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: