Background: The objective of this study was to determine the attitude of patients, healthcare professionals, and noninjured lay persons towards adding a video with discharge instructions to patient care for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). A survey was conducted at the emergency department (ED). Participants consisted of MTBI patients (n = 50), healthcare professionals (n = 50), and noninjured lay persons (n = 50). The participants viewed a video with discharge instructions on MTBI and filled out a questionnaire that measured their attitude towards the use of a video as part of discharge instructions.
Findings: Nearly all healthcare professionals (94%) and 70% of the noninjured lay persons considered the video to be a valuable addition to oral discharge instructions. For 84% of patients, verbal information from the doctor is of importance. And, 50% of patients would like to receive additional video discharge instructions.
Conclusions: The majority of noninjured lay persons and healthcare professionals and half of the MTBI patients consider a video with discharge instructions to be a valuable addition to patient care. Video discharge instructions are a relative low-cost measure that could enhance patient care at the ED, provided that this does not compromise the personal contact between patient and healthcare professional.

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Keywords Discharge instructions, Emergency department, Mild traumatic brain injury, Video
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12245-017-0151-x, hdl.handle.net/1765/101158
Journal International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Citation
Hoek, A.E, van den Hamer, M, Deelstra, C.K, van Beeck, E.F, Dippel, D.W.J, Haagsma, J.A, & Rood, P.P.M. (2017). Attitude of patients, healthcare professionals, and noninjured lay persons towards online video instructions on mild traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 10(1). doi:10.1186/s12245-017-0151-x