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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152419
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development of the Health Education Level Performance (HELP) Tool
Abstract:
Development of the Health Education Level Performance (HELP) Tool
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Boswell, Carol, RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Sharon Cannon, RN, EdD
Specific Aims:  Health literacy is a critical health problem, which is not totally acknowledged by the health care community.  The rising challenge resulting from the lack of health care compliance compels the validation of a health education performance tool based on health literacy concepts that can be used productively regardless of health care settings or diagnosis throughout the nation. The Health Education Level Performance (HELP) tool is a criterion-referenced measurement instrument.  The tool was developed to meet a need identified for a functional, quick, self-contained health literacy assessment tool for use in the day-to-day delivery of health care. Research Design and Method:  A prototype HELP tool was developed utilizing a commonly distributed drug information categorical format for patient education handouts.  The HELP tool strives to determine an individual?s ability to comprehend and act on materials at fifth grade level or higher.  From the drug information, ten questions were developed by a group of four investigators to address calculation, comprehension, and reading aspects.  A panel of eight multidisciplinary experts in literacy and health were utilized to establish the initial content validity for these questions used on the prototype tool.  The ten questions were narrowed to six questions through the employment of a content validity index methodology.  Each question was scored based on the relevancy of the question to the anticipated focus of the tool.  Following this phase of the project, a focus group was convened to review the prototype HELP tool for content validity and reliability.  Each member of the focus group completed both the HELP tool and the Test of Functional Health Literacy for Adults (TOFHLA) tool.  Data are in the final phases of analysis at the present time
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.titleDevelopment of the Health Education Level Performance (HELP) Toolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152419-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of the Health Education Level Performance (HELP) Tool</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Boswell, Carol, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carol.boswell@ttuhsc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sharon Cannon, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Specific Aims:&nbsp; Health literacy is a critical health problem, which is not totally acknowledged by the health care community.&nbsp; The rising challenge resulting from the lack of health care compliance compels the validation of a health education performance tool based on health literacy concepts that can be used productively regardless of health care settings or diagnosis throughout the nation. The Health Education Level Performance (HELP) tool is a criterion-referenced measurement instrument.&nbsp; The tool was developed to meet a need identified for a functional, quick, self-contained health literacy assessment tool for use in the day-to-day delivery of health care. Research Design and Method:&nbsp; A prototype HELP tool was developed utilizing a commonly distributed drug information categorical format for patient education handouts.&nbsp; The HELP tool strives to determine an individual?s ability to comprehend and act on materials at fifth grade level or higher.&nbsp; From the drug information, ten questions were developed by a group of four investigators to address calculation, comprehension, and reading aspects.&nbsp; A panel of eight multidisciplinary experts in literacy and health were utilized to establish the initial content validity for these questions used on the prototype tool.&nbsp; The ten questions were narrowed to six questions through the employment of a content validity index methodology.&nbsp; Each question was scored based on the relevancy of the question to the anticipated focus of the tool.&nbsp; Following this phase of the project, a focus group was convened to review the prototype HELP tool for content validity and reliability.&nbsp; Each member of the focus group completed both the HELP tool and the Test of Functional Health Literacy for Adults (TOFHLA) tool.&nbsp; Data are in the final phases of analysis at the present time</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:35:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:35:37Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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