The use of media technology for promoting health education in patient waiting rooms

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Physiotherapy Department, Tollcross Health Centre
Grant Amount : £ 1,000

The aim of this project is to determine the effectiveness of media technology in delivering health information in a physiotherapy patient waiting room.

A television screen will be placed within the waiting room area of a community based physiotherapy outpatient department. The focus of this will be to educate patients on the health benefits of physical activity and self management tools for long term conditions in line with evidence based practice.

We hope this will improve patient understanding of the health benefits of exercise, management of long-term conditions and improve the self-efficacy to follow the advice and programmes provided by clinicians. The effectiveness of this project will be assessed through audit.