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Multimedia educational interventions for consumers about prescribed and over-the-counter medications

  1. Sabina Ciciriello1,*,
  2. Renea V Johnston2,
  3. Richard H Osborne3,
  4. Ian Wicks1,
  5. Tanya deKroo4,
  6. Rosemary Clerehan5,
  7. Clare O'Neill1,
  8. Rachelle Buchbinder2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008416.pub2


How to Cite

Ciciriello S, Johnston RV, Osborne RH, Wicks I, deKroo T, Clerehan R, O'Neill C, Buchbinder R. Multimedia educational interventions for consumers about prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008416. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008416.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Melbourne Hospital, Department of Rheumatology, Parkville, VIC, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Hospital, Malvern, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Deakin University, Director, Public Health Innovation @ Deakin, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    Arthritis Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  5. 5

    Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

*Sabina Ciciriello, Department of Rheumatology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC, 3050, Australia. Sabina.Ciciriello@mh.org.au. sabinalc@hotmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, outcome: 1.1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 2 Multimedia education versus written education, outcome: 2.3 Skill acquisition (N who improved).
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: 3 Multimedia education versus education by a health professional, outcome: 3.2 Skill acquisition (mean score, %).
[Figure 6]
Figure 6. Forest plot of comparison: 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, outcome: 5.1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Figure 7]
Figure 7. Forest plot of comparison: 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, outcome: 6.1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 2 Knowledge (N who improved).
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 3 Skill acquisition (mean score, %).
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 4 Compliance with medication (% who complied).
[Analysis 1.5]
Analysis 1.5. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 5 Compliance with monitoring (% who complied).
[Analysis 1.6]
Analysis 1.6. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 6 Pain rating (mean score, range 0 to 10).
[Analysis 1.7]
Analysis 1.7. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 7 Risk of drug abuse (mean score).
[Analysis 1.8]
Analysis 1.8. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 8 Satisfaction with care (mean score).
[Analysis 1.9]
Analysis 1.9. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 9 Perception of care (mean score).
[Analysis 1.10]
Analysis 1.10. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 10 Self-efficacy (mean score).
[Analysis 1.11]
Analysis 1.11. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 11 Beliefs about medication (mean score, range 1 to 5).
[Analysis 1.12]
Analysis 1.12. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 12 Beliefs about medication (N who answered correctly).
[Analysis 1.13]
Analysis 1.13. Comparison 1 Multimedia education versus usual care or no education, Outcome 13 Perception of the education (N who learnt something new).
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Multimedia education versus written education, Outcome 1 Knowledge (N who improved).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Multimedia education versus written education, Outcome 2 Skill acquisition (mean score, %).
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Multimedia education versus written education, Outcome 3 Skill acquisition (N who improved).
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Multimedia education versus written education, Outcome 4 Beliefs about medication (N who would not inappropriately request Rx).
[Analysis 2.5]
Analysis 2.5. Comparison 2 Multimedia education versus written education, Outcome 5 Perception of the education (N who learnt something new).
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Multimedia education versus education by a health professional, Outcome 1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Multimedia education versus education by a health professional, Outcome 2 Skill acquisition (mean score, %).
[Analysis 3.3]
Analysis 3.3. Comparison 3 Multimedia education versus education by a health professional, Outcome 3 Bronchial obstruction (FEV, litres).
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Multimedia education versus written education and education by a health professional, Outcome 1 Skill acquisition (N who improved).
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 2 Skill acquisition (mean change score, %).
[Analysis 5.3]
Analysis 5.3. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 3 Compliance with medication (mean score, range 18-90).
[Analysis 5.4]
Analysis 5.4. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 4 Use of medication (N who used medication).
[Analysis 5.5]
Analysis 5.5. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 5 Peak flow reading (litres per second).
[Analysis 5.6]
Analysis 5.6. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 6 Self-efficacy (mean score, range 27 to 189).
[Analysis 5.7]
Analysis 5.7. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 7 Quality of life (mean score).
[Analysis 5.8]
Analysis 5.8. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 8 Beliefs about medication (N with more positive beliefs).
[Analysis 5.9]
Analysis 5.9. Comparison 5 Multimedia education versus control multimedia, Outcome 9 Perceived stress (mean score, range 10 to 50).
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 1 Knowledge (mean score, %).
[Analysis 6.2]
Analysis 6.2. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 2 Skill acquisition (mean score, %).
[Analysis 6.3]
Analysis 6.3. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 3 Non-compliance (mean score, range 0 to 160).
[Analysis 6.4]
Analysis 6.4. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 4 Compliance with medication (N).
[Analysis 6.5]
Analysis 6.5. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 5 Compliance with follow-up (N).
[Analysis 6.6]
Analysis 6.6. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 6 Medical complication (N).
[Analysis 6.7]
Analysis 6.7. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 7 Adverse medication behaviour (mean score, range 0-40).
[Analysis 6.8]
Analysis 6.8. Comparison 6 Mulitmedia education and a co-intervention versus co-intervention alone, Outcome 8 Self-efficacy (mean score, range 0 to 5).