Animation or leaflet: Does it make a difference when educating young people about genome sequencing?


Objective: To compare the effectiveness of an animation against two leaflets with and without images, in educating young people about genome sequencing (GS). Methods: An experimental survey with three assessment points (pre- intervention [T1], post – intervention [T2], 6-week follow-up [T3]). Participants (N = 606) were randomly assigned to receive one of three educational interventions; animation (n = 212); leaflet with images (n = 197); or leaflet with text only (n = 197). Measures of objective and subjective knowledge were completed at T1 (N = 606), T2 (N = 606) and T3 (N = 459). Measures of attitudes, intentions and beliefs towards GS and satisfaction with intervention were completed at T2 only. Results: The type of educational intervention young people received had no significant impact on their objective or subjective knowledge at both T2 and T3 (all p > .05), nor did the educational intervention type affect their attitudes, intentions and beliefs towards GS at T2 (p > .05). However, participant satisfaction was significantly higher in the animation group than the leaflet groups (p < .001). Conclusion: Animations and leaflets are both effective ways to deliver genomic education to young people, but the animations lead to higher satisfaction. Practice implications: Different individuals may find different modes of educational resources more accessible than others. Therefore a range of resources should ideally be made available to patients.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND Funding Information: The animations were funded through a grant ( V0416 ) from the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity . CL is funded by a Fellowship Award from Health Education England Genomics Programme. MH is partially funded by the NIHR BRC at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animation,Education,Genome sequencing,Leaflet,Young people,Medicine(all)
Publication ISSN: 1873-5134
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2024 07:28
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 09:35
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Published Date: 2021-10
Published Online Date: 2021-03-01
Accepted Date: 2021-02-26
Authors: Hammond, Jennifer
Garner, Ian
Hill, Melissa
Patch, Christine
Hunter, Amy
Searle, Beverly
Sanderson, Saskia C
Lewis, Celine

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