The use of the hand-held mirror as a patient education tool during routine pelvic examination

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooley, Phillip en_US Fawcett, Robert S. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:22Z 2011-06-03T19:32:22Z 1978 en_US 1978
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1978 .F38 en_US
dc.description.abstract Eighty-one patients in Planned Parenthood at East Central Indiana participated in the study. All patients were given a short quiz concerning female anatomy at their intake evaluation. All patients participated in the routine patient education session and intake history. The experimental group (N=41) was given a mirror through which to watch the pelvic examination. The control group (N=40) was given the same sort of examination without the mirror. The quiz was then repeated.Pre-test results were identical in the two groups. Both groups improved significantly on the post-test compared to the pre-test, showing the patient education session to be an effective tool. The experimental group improved more than the control group, however, and the difference was significant at the P=0.06 level.It is concluded that pelvic examinations which routinely include a hand-held mirror through which the patient may visualize her own genitalia are of significant benefit as a patient educational tool.Ball State UniversityMuncie, IN 47306 en_US
dc.format.extent 22 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pelvis -- Examination. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Medical examinations. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University. Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.title The use of the hand-held mirror as a patient education tool during routine pelvic examination en_US
dc.title.alternative Preliminary title: Significance of mirror-assisted pelvic examinations to patient education en_US Thesis (M.S)--Ball State University. en_US
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