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Gulhane Med J. 2013; 55(2): 94-100

Comparison of the efficacy of written information vs. verbal plus written information in rheumatic patients who receive colchicine treatment

Fatma Ilknur Cinar (*), Nuran Tosun (*), Nalan Akbayrak (*), Ismail Simsek (**), Muhammet Cinar (**), Hakan Erdem (**), Salih Pay (**), Selim Kilic (***), Sedat Yilmaz (**), Sevim Cetinkaya (**), Ayhan Dinc (**).

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This study was planned to compare the efficacy of written information vs verbal plus written information in patients with rheumatic diseases who receive colchicine treatment. Initially, a readable and comprehensible “drug information booklet” was developed for the patients. After that, a “drug knowledge questionnaire” was structured for testing to assess the level of patients’ knowledge. The questionnaire was responded by the patients (Pretest). Seventy one patients were categorized into two groups; Group
A (n=35) consisted of patients given only the written booklet, whereas patients given verbal information along with the written booklet included in Group B (n=36). To assess the level of knowledge at 8-12-week after, the same questionnaire was asked again (Posttest). As expected, compared to baseline, there was a significant increase in the knowledge levels of the patients following both form of education (p

Key words: Drug information booklet, Knowledge, Verbal information, Colchicine

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