Utilizing the Expertise of Eighth-Grade Students to Revise Educational Material on a Complex Concept: Sepsis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155567
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Presentation
Title:
Utilizing the Expertise of Eighth-Grade Students to Revise Educational Material on a Complex Concept: Sepsis
Abstract:
Utilizing the Expertise of Eighth-Grade Students to Revise Educational Material on a Complex Concept: Sepsis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Johnson, Vida L., MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Banner Desert Medical Center
Title:RN, Intensive Care Services
Purpose: Developing teaching materials for patients and families can be challenging when addressing a complex concept such as sepsis. In an effort to provide a better understanding of this topic, the S.E.P.S.I.S Project team at Banner Desert Medical Center recruited a local eighth-grade science class to assist with the development of these brochures. Description: After developing the two educational pamphlets for the public, ?Severe Sepsis,? and ?Sepsis and Activated Protein C,? these brochures were presented to an eighth-grade science class to critique. Twenty-six students were divided into two equal groups with each group given one of the two brochures to read. After reading the brochures the students were then given a nine-question, multiple-choice quiz specific to their brochure, which included a comment section, to evaluate their understanding of sepsis. The ninth question asked for a rating on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the easiest) ?How easy was it to understand the brochure?? The results of the quizzes were tallied, and along with the written comments, were utilized to make revisions. The revised brochures were presented to the same two groups to read and they were given the same quiz to complete. Evaluation/Outcomes: On the first quiz, the ninth question which asked for a rating on the ease of understanding had an average overall score of 5.5 (on the scale of 1-10, 1 being the easiest to understand). On the quiz for the revised brochures, the score was 5.1.  Also on the first quiz, the question ?In basic terms, what is severe sepsis?? both groups had 0% correct answers. On the revised brochures both groups scored 23% correct. Using the recommendations of the students, the sepsis education pamphlets were modified to make them easier for the lay public to understand.
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.titleUtilizing the Expertise of Eighth-Grade Students to Revise Educational Material on a Complex Concept: Sepsisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155567-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Utilizing the Expertise of Eighth-Grade Students to Revise Educational Material on a Complex Concept: Sepsis</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">Johnson, Vida L., MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Banner Desert Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN, Intensive Care Services</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vida.johnson@bannerhealth.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Developing teaching materials for patients and families can be challenging when addressing a complex concept such as sepsis. In an effort to provide a better understanding of this topic, the S.E.P.S.I.S Project team at Banner Desert Medical Center recruited a local eighth-grade science class to assist with the development of these brochures. Description: After developing the two educational pamphlets for the public, ?Severe Sepsis,? and ?Sepsis and Activated Protein C,? these brochures were presented to an eighth-grade science class to critique. Twenty-six students were divided into two equal groups with each group given one of the two brochures to read. After reading the brochures the students were then given a nine-question, multiple-choice quiz specific to their brochure, which included a comment section, to evaluate their understanding of sepsis. The ninth question asked for a rating on a scale of 1-10 (1 being the easiest) ?How easy was it to understand the brochure?? The results of the quizzes were tallied, and along with the written comments, were utilized to make revisions. The revised brochures were presented to the same two groups to read and they were given the same quiz to complete. Evaluation/Outcomes: On the first quiz, the ninth question which asked for a rating on the ease of understanding had an average overall score of 5.5 (on the scale of 1-10, 1 being the easiest to understand). On the quiz for the revised brochures, the score was 5.1.&nbsp; Also on the first quiz, the question ?In basic terms, what is severe sepsis?? both groups had 0% correct answers. On the revised brochures both groups scored 23% correct. Using the recommendations of the students, the sepsis education pamphlets were modified to make them easier for the lay public to understand.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:57:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:57:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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