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An E-Learning Program Improves Patients' Knowledge After Lung Transplantation. / Guldager, Tina Beck; Hyldgaard, Charlotte; Hilberg, Ole; Bendstrup, Elisabeth.

In: Telemedicine and e-Health, 09.10.2020.

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title = "An E-Learning Program Improves Patients' Knowledge After Lung Transplantation",
abstract = " Background: Adherence to immunosuppressive medicine in lung transplant recipients is associated with improved long-term survival. Patient education and support from health care providers are key components. We investigated e-learning as a tool to improve lung transplant recipients' knowledge of post-transplant care such as hygiene, self-monitoring, travel precautions, vaccinations, and the importance of adherence to medication. Objective: To compare the effect of e-learning and conventional patient education with respect to level of knowledge and drug adherence. A single-center open randomized controlled trial design was used. Methods: Lung transplant recipients were randomized to an e-learning program or standard care. One month before a scheduled follow-up visit, the intervention group received a link by e-mail to a 15-min e-learning program. At the follow-up visit, all lung transplant recipients completed two drug adherence questionnaires (Basel Assessment of Adherence with Immunosuppressive medication Scales [BAASIS] and Transplant Adherence Questionnaire [TAQ]) and a questionnaire testing their knowledge of post-transplant care. Results: Fifty lung transplant recipients were randomized with 24 recipients in each group completing the study. Recipient adherence measured by BAASIS showed a tendency toward improved drug adherence in the intervention group compared with the control group (71% vs. 55%, p = 0.23). TAQ showed no difference between the two groups (p = 1.0). Recipients in the intervention group had a significantly higher number of correct answers to questions about transplant-friendly lifestyle (median 11 vs. 10, p = 0.02). Conclusion: A 15-min e-learning program is a simple and effective tool to improve lung transplant recipients' knowledge of post-transplant care.",
author = "Guldager, {Tina Beck} and Charlotte Hyldgaard and Ole Hilberg and Elisabeth Bendstrup",
year = "2020",
month = oct,
day = "9",
doi = "10.1089/tmj.2020.0101",
language = "English",
journal = "Telemedicine and e-Health",
issn = "1530-5627",
publisher = "Mary AnnLiebert, Inc. Publishers",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - An E-Learning Program Improves Patients' Knowledge After Lung Transplantation

AU - Guldager, Tina Beck

AU - Hyldgaard, Charlotte

AU - Hilberg, Ole

AU - Bendstrup, Elisabeth

PY - 2020/10/9

Y1 - 2020/10/9

N2 - Background: Adherence to immunosuppressive medicine in lung transplant recipients is associated with improved long-term survival. Patient education and support from health care providers are key components. We investigated e-learning as a tool to improve lung transplant recipients' knowledge of post-transplant care such as hygiene, self-monitoring, travel precautions, vaccinations, and the importance of adherence to medication. Objective: To compare the effect of e-learning and conventional patient education with respect to level of knowledge and drug adherence. A single-center open randomized controlled trial design was used. Methods: Lung transplant recipients were randomized to an e-learning program or standard care. One month before a scheduled follow-up visit, the intervention group received a link by e-mail to a 15-min e-learning program. At the follow-up visit, all lung transplant recipients completed two drug adherence questionnaires (Basel Assessment of Adherence with Immunosuppressive medication Scales [BAASIS] and Transplant Adherence Questionnaire [TAQ]) and a questionnaire testing their knowledge of post-transplant care. Results: Fifty lung transplant recipients were randomized with 24 recipients in each group completing the study. Recipient adherence measured by BAASIS showed a tendency toward improved drug adherence in the intervention group compared with the control group (71% vs. 55%, p = 0.23). TAQ showed no difference between the two groups (p = 1.0). Recipients in the intervention group had a significantly higher number of correct answers to questions about transplant-friendly lifestyle (median 11 vs. 10, p = 0.02). Conclusion: A 15-min e-learning program is a simple and effective tool to improve lung transplant recipients' knowledge of post-transplant care.

AB - Background: Adherence to immunosuppressive medicine in lung transplant recipients is associated with improved long-term survival. Patient education and support from health care providers are key components. We investigated e-learning as a tool to improve lung transplant recipients' knowledge of post-transplant care such as hygiene, self-monitoring, travel precautions, vaccinations, and the importance of adherence to medication. Objective: To compare the effect of e-learning and conventional patient education with respect to level of knowledge and drug adherence. A single-center open randomized controlled trial design was used. Methods: Lung transplant recipients were randomized to an e-learning program or standard care. One month before a scheduled follow-up visit, the intervention group received a link by e-mail to a 15-min e-learning program. At the follow-up visit, all lung transplant recipients completed two drug adherence questionnaires (Basel Assessment of Adherence with Immunosuppressive medication Scales [BAASIS] and Transplant Adherence Questionnaire [TAQ]) and a questionnaire testing their knowledge of post-transplant care. Results: Fifty lung transplant recipients were randomized with 24 recipients in each group completing the study. Recipient adherence measured by BAASIS showed a tendency toward improved drug adherence in the intervention group compared with the control group (71% vs. 55%, p = 0.23). TAQ showed no difference between the two groups (p = 1.0). Recipients in the intervention group had a significantly higher number of correct answers to questions about transplant-friendly lifestyle (median 11 vs. 10, p = 0.02). Conclusion: A 15-min e-learning program is a simple and effective tool to improve lung transplant recipients' knowledge of post-transplant care.

U2 - 10.1089/tmj.2020.0101

DO - 10.1089/tmj.2020.0101

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33035148

JO - Telemedicine and e-Health

JF - Telemedicine and e-Health

SN - 1530-5627

ER -