Preparation, Validation and User-testing of Pictogram-based Patient Information Leaflets for Hemodialysis Patients

Mateti, Uday Venkat and Naik, Anantha Nagappa and Prabhu, Ravindra A and Bairy, Manohar and Nagaraju, Shankar Prasad and Mallayasamy, Surulivelrajan and Vilakkathala, Rajesh and Guddattu, Vasudeva (2015) Preparation, Validation and User-testing of Pictogram-based Patient Information Leaflets for Hemodialysis Patients. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 23. pp. 621-625.

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Background: Patient information leaflets are universally-accepted resources to educate the patients/users about their medications, disease and lifestyle modification. Objectives: The objective of the study was to prepare, validate and perform user-testing of pictogram-based patient information leaflets (P-PILs) among hemodialysis (HD) patients. Methods: The P-PILs are prepared by referring to the primary, secondary and tertiary resources. The content and pictograms of the leaflet have been validated by an expert committee consisting of three nephrologists and two academic pharmacists. The Baker Able Leaflet Design has been applied to develop the layout and design of the P-PILs. Results: Quasi-experimental pre- and post-test design without control group was conducted on 81 HD patients for user-testing of P-PILs. The mean Baker Able Leaflet Design assessment score for English version of the leaflet was 28, and 26 for Kannada version. The overall usertesting knowledge assessment mean scores were observed to have significantly improved from 44.25 to 69.62 with p value <0.001. Conclusion: The overall user opinion of content and legibility of the leaflets was good. Pictogram-based patient information leaflets can be considered an effective educational tool for HD patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient education; Leaflets; Hemodialysis; User testing
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Nephrology
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Management
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2016 11:48

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