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Employing a teaching module improves patient satisfaction in facial rejuvenation.
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PMID:  17173586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a teaching module for facial rejuvenation improved patient satisfaction and enhanced practice growth in a cosmetic surgery office. An educational module was designed to review soft-tissue anatomy and physiology, treatment options, and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During the initial office consultation, the module was utilized in group A (50 patients) but not in group B (50 patients). Satisfaction surveys were taken from all patients following the consultation. Patients from both groups who scheduled procedures were surveyed following completion of treatment. RESULTS: The surveys indicated a statistically significant higher level of satisfaction with the consultation, a better understanding of treatment options, and a greater percentage of treatment scheduling in group A patients (P < 0.05). Furthermore, patients in group A who underwent treatment indicated greater satisfaction with treatment outcome when compared to those treated patients in group B (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that use of a well-designed teaching module helps patients better understand the concepts behind facial rejuvenation and leads to increased procedure scheduling and greater patient satisfaction following treatment.
B M Freedman; R V Earley; T P Balakrishnan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic dermatology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1473-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Dermatol     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-18     Completed Date:  2008-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130964     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Dermatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Plastic Surgery Associates of Northern Virginia, McLean, VA 22102, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cosmetic Techniques*
Follow-Up Studies
Patient Education as Topic*
Patient Satisfaction*
Referral and Consultation
Skin Aging*
Skin Diseases / psychology,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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