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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159141
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Traditional and Easy-to-Read Chemotherapy Instructions
Abstract:
A Comparison of Traditional and Easy-to-Read Chemotherapy Instructions
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Pepa, Carole, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 836 La Porte Ave, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA
Contact Telephone:219/464-5287
Co-Authors:Peggy Gerard, DNSc, RN, Dean; Jane Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; and Janet Landrum, MS, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Purpose: According to the Institute of Medicine (2004), over 90
million adults in the United States have difficulty understanding and
acting upon health information. The purpose of this research in progress
is to examine the impact of redesigned easy-to-read information about
chemotherapy medications on patient satisfaction, comprehension, and self
care abilities.
Conceptual Framework: Orem's Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory provides a
guide for this research.
Subjects: Outpatients receiving chemotherapy for the first time are
recruited at oncologists' offices by trained nurses. Those who consent to
participate are randomly assigned to receive either customary chemotherapy
instructions or easy-to-read medication instruction sheets designed for
this study. Recruitment into the study is ongoing.
Method: This is a two-group experimental design. Data are collected at
three points in time: (a) the first office visit when patients receive the
chemotherapy information, (b) three days after the first office visit, and
(c) one month later. At initial contact, participants are asked
demographic questions and the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine
(REALM) is administered. At the three day call back, satisfaction with the
chemotherapy information received is measured using a researcher developed
questionnaire. Comprehension is also measured using a modification of
DoddÆs chemotherapy knowledge questionnaire. A modification of Dodd's
Self-Care Behavior Log is used to measure self-care activities after one
month.
Analysis: Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, including
chi-square and t-test analysis. A two-way analysis of variance will
examine the impact of educational materials on study outcomes.
This research is funded by a grant from the Wheat Ridge Foundation.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Traditional and Easy-to-Read Chemotherapy Instructionsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159141-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Comparison of Traditional and Easy-to-Read Chemotherapy Instructions</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Pepa, Carole, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 836 La Porte Ave, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219/464-5287</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Carole.Pepa@valpo.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Peggy Gerard, DNSc, RN, Dean; Jane Walker, PhD, RN, Associate Professor; and Janet Landrum, MS, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: According to the Institute of Medicine (2004), over 90 <br/> million adults in the United States have difficulty understanding and <br/> acting upon health information. The purpose of this research in progress <br/> is to examine the impact of redesigned easy-to-read information about <br/> chemotherapy medications on patient satisfaction, comprehension, and self <br/> care abilities.<br/> Conceptual Framework: Orem's Self Care Deficit Nursing Theory provides a <br/> guide for this research.<br/> Subjects: Outpatients receiving chemotherapy for the first time are <br/> recruited at oncologists' offices by trained nurses. Those who consent to <br/> participate are randomly assigned to receive either customary chemotherapy <br/> instructions or easy-to-read medication instruction sheets designed for <br/> this study. Recruitment into the study is ongoing.<br/> Method: This is a two-group experimental design. Data are collected at <br/> three points in time: (a) the first office visit when patients receive the <br/> chemotherapy information, (b) three days after the first office visit, and <br/> (c) one month later. At initial contact, participants are asked <br/> demographic questions and the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine <br/> (REALM) is administered. At the three day call back, satisfaction with the <br/> chemotherapy information received is measured using a researcher developed <br/> questionnaire. Comprehension is also measured using a modification of <br/> Dodd&AElig;s chemotherapy knowledge questionnaire. A modification of Dodd's <br/> Self-Care Behavior Log is used to measure self-care activities after one <br/> month.<br/> Analysis: Data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics, including <br/> chi-square and t-test analysis. A two-way analysis of variance will <br/> examine the impact of educational materials on study outcomes.<br/> This research is funded by a grant from the Wheat Ridge Foundation. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:44:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:44:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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