Objective: To check the knowledge informal caregivers of children with cleft lip and palate acquire about the postoperative care of cheiloplasty and palatoplasty through the use of an educational video.
Methods: Randomized clinical trial conducted with 80 caregivers of children with cleft lip and palate, arranged into two groups: experimental (G1) and control (G2). Data collection occurred during the child's hospital stay, in three stages, using a structured questionnaire and an educational video developed and validated for this study.
Results: There was evidence of improvement in the acquisition of knowledge about postoperative care in both groups (p <0.001), but it was higher in G1 compared to G2.
Conclusion: The educational video was shown to be effective to train caregivers of children with cleft lip and palate after cheiloplasty and palatoplasty.