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Title: Facilitating recall of healthcare information in people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
Author: Lloyd, Sarah
ISNI:       0000 0004 2750 0507
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University of London
Date of Award: 2012
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People with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) face increasingly complex choices relating to medication and can experience cognitive impairments that impair recall of health information. There is limited research exploring the effects of cognitive impairments on comprehension and recall of health information in RRMS, Research into facilitating recall of health information has focused on cognitively intact populations and used written formats with questionable ecological validity. There is limited research facilitating recall of spoken health information in RRMS. This cross-sectional study investigated optimal ways of presenting spoken healthcare information to people with RRMS and explores the cognitive correlates of recall of healthcare information. The study consisted of two novel experimental tasks and a neuropsychological battery, completed by RRMS group and a matched . healthy control group. In both experiments participants heard taped, spoken health information. In Experiment 1, participants heard two extracts describing fictitious health information, one at a slow spoken rate and another at a fast rate; recall was then assessed. In Experiment 2, the participants heard four extracts describing statistical risks associated with fictitious medications; risks were presented as percentages (e.g. 1%) or frequencies (e.g. 1 in 100). Immediate recall was assessed. Participants were also asked to rate how willing they were to take the drug. 3
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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