Estimate of the Literacy Level in Oncology Patients During Acute Hospitalization

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150824
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Estimate of the Literacy Level in Oncology Patients During Acute Hospitalization
Abstract:
Estimate of the Literacy Level in Oncology Patients During Acute Hospitalization
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Schuster, Kristin, BS, RN, OCN
P.I. Institution Name:SUNY Upstate Medical University
Title:Patient Service Leader
This session will describe the 2nd of three studies conducted in the health literacy program of research. A Nursing Research Council (NRC) presentation by the Patient Education Coordinator and nurse manager of the psychiatric unit describing the success of the study ôEstablishing a Baseline Literacy Level in Adult Psychiatric Patientsö raised the interest of the NRC oncology nurse representative. Her enthusiasm about possible usefulness of study findings encouraged fellow oncology unit staff nurses to agree to replicate the study with their patients. The Oncology nurses were able to witness that staff nurses actually could conduct research by focusing on the patient. Acknowledging that reading level is individual, the nurses on the inpatient oncology unit decided to replicate the study in hopes of determining the reading level of patients they served. The goal was to provide meaningful written education handouts of complex treatments and self-care that best suited the needs of these patients. To make decisions relevant to their oncology care, patients need information that is readable.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEstimate of the Literacy Level in Oncology Patients During Acute Hospitalizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150824-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Estimate of the Literacy Level in Oncology Patients During Acute Hospitalization</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schuster, Kristin, BS, RN, OCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">SUNY Upstate Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Patient Service Leader</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">schustek@upstate.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This session will describe the 2nd of three studies conducted in the health literacy program of research. A Nursing Research Council (NRC) presentation by the Patient Education Coordinator and nurse manager of the psychiatric unit describing the success of the study &ocirc;Establishing a Baseline Literacy Level in Adult Psychiatric Patients&ouml; raised the interest of the NRC oncology nurse representative. Her enthusiasm about possible usefulness of study findings encouraged fellow oncology unit staff nurses to agree to replicate the study with their patients. The Oncology nurses were able to witness that staff nurses actually could conduct research by focusing on the patient. Acknowledging that reading level is individual, the nurses on the inpatient oncology unit decided to replicate the study in hopes of determining the reading level of patients they served. The goal was to provide meaningful written education handouts of complex treatments and self-care that best suited the needs of these patients. To make decisions relevant to their oncology care, patients need information that is readable.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:43:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:43:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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