Evaluation of Health Teaching Modules Implemented at a Nurse Managed Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148375
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of Health Teaching Modules Implemented at a Nurse Managed Center
Abstract:
Evaluation of Health Teaching Modules Implemented at a Nurse Managed Center
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Alverson, Elise
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Objective: Communities often have individuals and families with limited access to health care due to lack of health insurance and low income. To promote healthier lifestyles in this population, it is important to identify health concerns and provide educational resources. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate health-teaching modules, videotapes, and pamphlets at a nurse managed center. The modules were prepared using the preferred learning style framework (Tornyay & Tompson, 1987). Design: This outcomes based study evaluated the effectiveness of teaching modules developed for subjects that were seeking health care at a nurse managed center. Sample: The convenience sample included 90 clients seeking health care over a two-month period. Setting: Subjects included clients seen for either acute or chronic conditions at a nurse managed center for the underserved and underinsured in a mid-west community. Names of Variables: Variables included effectiveness of learning modules, value of health education, and perceived health status. Measures/Instruments: The Hilltop Health Center Questionnaire (HHCQ), a self-report instrument developed by the research team, was used to assess demographic information, effectiveness of learning, value of health education, and perceived health status. The HHCQ contained both open and closed-ended items measured on a Likert scale. Findings: Ninety subjects ranged in age from 19 to 61 (M=38.6); the majority were white (86.7%) and female (67.8%). Educational level ranged from 8 to 16 years (M=12.2). Age and education were not related to reported value of health. While all subjects believed health education was important, only 48.9% viewed the videotapes and 66.7% read the pamphlets. Use of information from a teaching module was positively correlated with perceived health status (p<.05). Subjects who used a combination of videos and pamphlets reported the greatest improvement in perceived health (p<.01). Conclusions: The use of teaching modules based on preferred learning styles did improve overall perceived health status in an underserved and underinsured sample. A combination of teaching modalities offered the greatest influence on clients’ perceived health. Implications: Further study should emphasize how to increase clients’ use of educational materials. Also, teaching modules should be evaluated for their impact on specific health outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of Health Teaching Modules Implemented at a Nurse Managed Centeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148375-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of Health Teaching Modules Implemented at a Nurse Managed Center</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Alverson, Elise</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">elise.alverson@valpo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Communities often have individuals and families with limited access to health care due to lack of health insurance and low income. To promote healthier lifestyles in this population, it is important to identify health concerns and provide educational resources. The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate health-teaching modules, videotapes, and pamphlets at a nurse managed center. The modules were prepared using the preferred learning style framework (Tornyay &amp; Tompson, 1987). Design: This outcomes based study evaluated the effectiveness of teaching modules developed for subjects that were seeking health care at a nurse managed center. Sample: The convenience sample included 90 clients seeking health care over a two-month period. Setting: Subjects included clients seen for either acute or chronic conditions at a nurse managed center for the underserved and underinsured in a mid-west community. Names of Variables: Variables included effectiveness of learning modules, value of health education, and perceived health status. Measures/Instruments: The Hilltop Health Center Questionnaire (HHCQ), a self-report instrument developed by the research team, was used to assess demographic information, effectiveness of learning, value of health education, and perceived health status. The HHCQ contained both open and closed-ended items measured on a Likert scale. Findings: Ninety subjects ranged in age from 19 to 61 (M=38.6); the majority were white (86.7%) and female (67.8%). Educational level ranged from 8 to 16 years (M=12.2). Age and education were not related to reported value of health. While all subjects believed health education was important, only 48.9% viewed the videotapes and 66.7% read the pamphlets. Use of information from a teaching module was positively correlated with perceived health status (p&lt;.05). Subjects who used a combination of videos and pamphlets reported the greatest improvement in perceived health (p&lt;.01). Conclusions: The use of teaching modules based on preferred learning styles did improve overall perceived health status in an underserved and underinsured sample. A combination of teaching modalities offered the greatest influence on clients&rsquo; perceived health. Implications: Further study should emphasize how to increase clients&rsquo; use of educational materials. Also, teaching modules should be evaluated for their impact on specific health outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:44:15Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:44:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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