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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155476
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating an Evidence-Based Education Tool for the Low Literacy Patient
Abstract:
Creating an Evidence-Based Education Tool for the Low Literacy Patient
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Stonecypher, Karen, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Title:Neurology Case Manager
Co-Authors:Pamela Willson, RN, PhD, FNP, BC
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 43% of adults are functionally illiterate, with adults 65 years of age and older comprising 59% of this population. The creation of education materials supported by evidence-based research for low-literacy design was the foundation for this project. Methods: An interdisciplinary team of experts consisting of nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, recreational, and kinesiology), speech pathology, and nutrition collaborated to develop an educational tool for patients who had experienced a stroke and their families. The "Veteran?s Self-Management Guide to Stroke Prevention" defined stroke types, factors related to stroke risks and methods for stroke risk factor reduction, self-management techniques to address healthy behavior changes, and home safety issues. A national celebrity developed illustrations utilized throughout the book that were target audience specific - the military veteran. Collaboration with the National Stroke Association guided the didactic pedagogical content presented. Evidence-based research findings for stroke education from the Joint Commission were incorporated within the information design to support a Stroke Center of Excellence. Both provider and target audience evaluation was undertaken. Results: Providers addressed the clarity of the message, readability level, font type and size, illustration styles for the charts, and pertinent targeted messaging. Patients (n= 16) and caregivers (n= 14) evaluated the guide using a 9-item Likert scale and open-ended comments. Patients were mostly male (94%), Caucasian (47%) with a mean age of 59 years. Ninety-seven percent of patients and caregivers found the guide to be an "excellent" or "very good" resource. There was no significant difference in responses between patients and caregivers. Conclusion: Initial testing of this low-literacy educational tool suggests that this guide is an appropriate, easy to use stroke self-management guide for veterans and their caregivers in this agency. Veteran specific illustrations enhanced this guide.
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.titleCreating an Evidence-Based Education Tool for the Low Literacy Patienten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155476-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Creating an Evidence-Based Education Tool for the Low Literacy Patient</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stonecypher, Karen, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Neurology Case Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karen.stonecypher@va.gov</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pamela Willson, RN, PhD, FNP, BC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Purpose: According to the&nbsp;National Assessment of Adult Literacy, 43% of adults are functionally illiterate, with adults 65 years of age and older comprising 59% of this population. The creation of education materials supported by evidence-based research for low-literacy design was the foundation for this project. Methods: An interdisciplinary team of experts consisting of nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, recreational, and kinesiology), speech pathology, and nutrition collaborated to develop an educational tool for patients who had experienced a stroke and their families. The&nbsp;&quot;Veteran?s Self-Management Guide to Stroke Prevention&quot;&nbsp;defined stroke types, factors related to stroke risks and methods for stroke risk factor reduction, self-management techniques to address healthy behavior changes, and home safety issues. A national celebrity developed illustrations utilized throughout the book&nbsp;that were&nbsp;target audience&nbsp;specific - the military veteran. Collaboration with the National Stroke Association guided the didactic pedagogical content presented. Evidence-based research findings for stroke education from the Joint Commission were incorporated within the information design to support a&nbsp;Stroke&nbsp;Center of&nbsp;Excellence. Both provider and target audience evaluation was undertaken. Results: Providers addressed the clarity of the message, readability level, font type and size, illustration styles for the charts, and pertinent targeted messaging. Patients (n= 16) and caregivers (n= 14) evaluated the guide using a 9-item Likert scale and open-ended comments. Patients were mostly male (94%), Caucasian (47%) with a mean age of 59 years. Ninety-seven percent of patients and caregivers found the guide to be an &quot;excellent&quot; or &quot;very good&quot; resource. There was no significant difference in responses between patients and caregivers. Conclusion:&nbsp;Initial testing of this low-literacy educational tool suggests that this guide is an appropriate, easy to use stroke self-management guide for veterans and their caregivers in this agency. Veteran specific illustrations enhanced this guide.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:52:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:52:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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