Cerebrospinal fluid collection: An informative animation video for patients and caregivers

Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2019 Jun 12;11:435-438. doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2019.04.005. eCollection 2019 Dec.


Daily clinical practice has shown that patients are often hesitant to undergo a lumbar puncture (LP) because of unfamiliarity with the awaiting procedure and/or unrealistic ideas concerning post-LP complications. In light of increased number of LPs in diagnostic and research settings, our institute has developed an educational video for patients and caregivers in which we inform them about and prepare them for the LP procedure. This video was based on the latest literature and was developed with the help of communication experts, medical doctors, and two separate patient panels.

Keywords: Biomarkers; CSF; Caregivers; Cerebrospinal fluid; Educational; Educational Video; LP; LP video; Lumbar puncture; Patient information; Patients; Video.