A critical review of the evidence on the use of videotapes or DVD to promote patient compliance with home programmes

Kingston, Gail, Gray, Marion A., and Williams, Gary (2010) A critical review of the evidence on the use of videotapes or DVD to promote patient compliance with home programmes. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 5 (3). pp. 153-163.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically review published research in order to evaluate the evidence surrounding the provision of video or DVD technology to promote patient compliance with home exercise or health programmes.

Method: A literature search of the MEDLINE, CINAHL and Cochrane databases was undertaken. Critical appraisal of selected studies was undertaken using a previously validated tool. Inclusion criteria were: research related to DVD or videotape technology to improve compliance; published in peer-reviewed journals and full-text English language articles. Compliance was the main outcome measure.

Results: Eleven eligible studies were reviewed. All but one, which used a before–after design, were randomised controlled trials. Study quality tended medium to high in the critical appraisal scoring system, but an overall low quality on the Jadad score for randomisation; with only one study from 11 scoring well on both these measures. Research into the use of video or DVD showed mainly positive effects on compliance; however, methodological issues limit clinical applicability.

Conclusions: Future well-designed randomised controlled trials with adequate sample sizes and reliable outcome measures will provide clearer evidence into the effectiveness of this technology in improving home exercise or health programme compliance, particularly for rural and remote populations.

Item ID: 8904
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: DVD or videotape; patient compliance; exercise programmes
ISSN: 1748-3115
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 03:53
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 100%
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