Randomized controlled pilot study of an educational video plus telecare for the early outpatient management of musculoskeletal pain among older emergency department patients.

Source: Platts-Mills, T. F., et al. 2018 - Pubmed ID: 29304831

Setting: USA, Emergency department (ED)

Study design:

RCT

Follow up:
30 days

Patient group:

Sample size:

Total: 75 (57)

IG1(video + telecare): 25 (21)

IG2 (info video only): 25 (19)

CG: 25 (17)

Inclusion criteria:

– Presenting to the emergency depatment with musculskeletal

pain.

– > 50 years

Type of technology:

Interactive video material
– Education

Phone call
– Pain management

Intervention:

Intervention:

Interactive video material

designed to promote shared decision-making between

the patient and the emergency provider and improved

decision making following the ED visit by the patient.

A telephone call at 48–72 hours after discharge from ED which is scripted to support shared decision-making to identify changes in medications and behaviors to promote recovery. 

Duration: NA

Add on: NA

Control group: Usual care

Clinical effect/ Patient safety:

Clinical effect (video + telecare):

– Pain ↓

Patient safety:

NA

Patient experiences/ Staff experiences:

Patient experiences:

NA

Staff experiences:

NA

Costs and organization:

Investment:

Material

– Developing video material

Running:

Staff resources

– Staff making telephone call

Organization:

NA

Health care utilization:

NA

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Information

“↑”: Statistically significant increase

“↓”: Statistically significant decrease

“→”: Statistically insignificant (no difference)