E-Learning Model in Chronic Kidney Disease Management: a Controlled Clinical Trial

Authors

  • Hamid Barahimi Ziaeian Hospital, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Mitra Zolfaghari Virtual School; Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Farid Abolhassani Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Abass Rahimi Foroushani Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Aeen Mohammadi Department of E-Learning in Medical Education, Virtual School, Center for Excellence in E-Learning in Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Farahnaz Rajaee Deputy of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author

Abstract

Introduction. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a challenging health problem. The present study examined impact of self-care education through e-learning on improving kidney function among individuals with CKD.

Materials and Methods. The studied population consisted of CKD patients receiving care at 10 centers for treating noncommunicable diseases in Tehran. Three centers were randomly selected and 39 patients with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2, minimum education of grade 9, minimum of 2 years of referrals, and computer literacy of the individual or a first-degree relative were included in the study, while 92 patients were assigned into the control group. Changes in GFR were compared after 6 months following an e-learning program for the patients in the intervention group.

Results. The mean change in GFR was 7.5 ± 8.9 mL/min/1.73 m2 for the intervention group after the e-learning intervention, while this was -2.3 ± 8.5 mL/min/1.73 m2. The two groups were also significantly different in terms of age, marital status, education level, mean arterial pressure, and serum high-density lipoprotein level, and therefore, multivariable comparison of GFR was made incorporating these factor into the analysis and showed a significant improvement of GFR in the intervention group.

Conclusions. According to the results of this study, effects of the e-learning educational intervention on improvement in kidney function and CKD treatment were established.

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Author Biographies

  • Hamid Barahimi, Ziaeian Hospital, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Hamid Barahimi MD, MPH. Ziaeian Hospital, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical sciences Tehran, Iran. E-mail address: info@barahimi.com
  • Mitra Zolfaghari, Virtual School; Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center; Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    Mitra zolfaghari, PhD, MSN, BSN. Assistant professor, Virtual School, Tehran University of Medical Science. Member of Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center,  Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran.

    Dolatshahi Bd. Naderi St. Keshavarz Ave. Virtual School. Tehran, Iran. E-mail address: zolfaghm@tums.ac.ir
  • Farid Abolhassani, Medical School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Farid Abolhassani MD associate professor, Medical school, Tehran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran. E-mail address: abolhassanif@tums.ac.ir
  • Abass Rahimi Foroushani, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Abass Rahimi Foroushani, PHD. Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health school, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. E-mail address: rahimifo@tums.ac.ir
  • Aeen Mohammadi, Department of E-Learning in Medical Education, Virtual School, Center for Excellence in E-Learning in Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    Aeen Mohammadi, MD, MPH, PhD, Assistant professor, Department of E-learning in Medical Education, Virtual School, Center for Excellence in E-learning in Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. E-mail address: aeen_mohammadi@tums.ac.ir

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Published

2017-06-02

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ORIGINAL | Kidney Diseases

How to Cite

E-Learning Model in Chronic Kidney Disease Management: a Controlled Clinical Trial. (2017). Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 11(4), 280-285. https://www.ijkd.org/index.php/ijkd/article/view/3005