Design and Evaluation of an Electronic Educational Multimedia Package for Patients with Pyelonephritis

Document Type : original research


1 Associate Professor of Health Information Management, Health Information Management Department, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Health Information Technology,School of Allied Medical Sciences, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran

3 Ph.D. student in medical informatics, Tehran University of medical sciences

4 BSc Graduated.

5 OIM Department, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom


Aim: Pyelonephritis is a subset of urinary tract infections that occurs by the ascent of bacteria from the lower urinary tract to the upper tract, such as kidneys. The purpose of this study is to create an introductory multimedia educational package for pyelonephritis.
Method: The required information was retrieved from Medline (through PubMed), Web of sciences, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases
by searching "Educational package" or "Training package" and "Pyelonephritis" keywords. In the next step, AutoPlay Media Studio software was selected to build an electronic educational multimedia package, considering the features of different Autoruns. In the usability evaluation stage, the isometric questionnaire 9241 part 10 was used. Four kidney and urinary tract specialists and eight experts in health information technology gave their views to us by completing the stated questionnaire. The results collected from the questionnaires were entered into SPSS-23 software for analysis using descriptive statistics.
Results: The content of the educational multimedia package, i.e., the definition of pyelonephritis, types of pyelonephritis, the causes of pyelonephritis, the underlying factors, clinical signs and symptoms, and methods of diagnosis and treatment are presented on different pages of the electronic package, respectively. The results of this usability evaluation showed that the items; "after not using the system for a long time, it is easy for the user to re-learn how to use the system" and "the user can use the system properly without asking his/her colleagues for help" had the lowest mean value (4.2) and the item; "explanations provided help the user to use the system more skillfully" had the highest mean value (4.9).
Conclusion: The use of educational multimedia packages by patients can improve awareness and affect public health. Our educational multimedia package is superior to traditional training due to easy access and not being limited to a specific time and place, increasing the quality of learning and awareness.


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Volume 2, Issue 2 - Serial Number 3
December 2021
Pages 17-31
  • Receive Date: 30 May 2021
  • Revise Date: 14 August 2021
  • Accept Date: 28 November 2021
  • First Publish Date: 01 December 2021