Weighing in on Health Literacy and Plain Language for Type 2 Diabetes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201804
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Weighing in on Health Literacy and Plain Language for Type 2 Diabetes
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Type 2 diabetes in adolescence is becoming a global public health concern with both developed and developing countries seeing increasing rates of diabetes. The top 3 countries, in numbers of people with diabetes, are India, China, and the United States.1 Aggressive self -management of diabetes is imperative to decrease the risks of devastating chronic health complications and its resultant burden on health care systems.  Adolescents need accessible information about diabetes disease, diet, exercise, medications, and complication risks. While poor health literacy skills are evident in many countries, a large proportion of U.S. adults have limited skills and are unable to read a nutrition or medication label.2 Similarly, a recent study evaluating U.S. adolescent health literacy found that 46% were reading below grade level. 3 Most printed diabetes materials are for adults and fail to address the needs of adolescents.  Published pediatric materials do not include curriculum content identified in the national standards for diabetes self- management education by the American Diabetes Association.4 There is a need for printed pediatric type 2 education materials for adolescents. This project was creative in both approach and output.  Materials were designed to be developmentally and culturally relevant, written in plain language, and to meet national standards.  Parents and adolescents participated in the review of drafts and provided input into content. The newly developed pediatric type 2 education materials will be presented.  Wild, S. et. al. (2004). Global prevalence of diabetes. Diabetes Care, 1047-1053. Yin, et al. (2009). The health literacy of parents in the United States: a nationally representative study. Pediatrics, 124 suppl, S289-S298. Davis, T.C., et al. (2006). Development and validation of the rapid estimate of adolescent literacy in medicine. Pediatrics, 118, 1707-1714. Funnell, et al. (2010). National standards for diabetes self management education. Diabetes Care, 33, S89-S96.
Keywords:
education; diabetes; adolescents
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWeighing in on Health Literacy and Plain Language for Type 2 Diabetesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201804-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Type 2 diabetes in adolescence is becoming a global public health concern with both developed and developing countries seeing increasing rates of diabetes. The top 3 countries, in numbers of people with diabetes, are India, China, and the United States.1 Aggressive self -management of diabetes is imperative to decrease the risks of devastating chronic health complications and its resultant burden on health care systems.  Adolescents need accessible information about diabetes disease, diet, exercise, medications, and complication risks. While poor health literacy skills are evident in many countries, a large proportion of U.S. adults have limited skills and are unable to read a nutrition or medication label.2 Similarly, a recent study evaluating U.S. adolescent health literacy found that 46% were reading below grade level. 3 Most printed diabetes materials are for adults and fail to address the needs of adolescents.  Published pediatric materials do not include curriculum content identified in the national standards for diabetes self- management education by the American Diabetes Association.4 There is a need for printed pediatric type 2 education materials for adolescents. This project was creative in both approach and output.  Materials were designed to be developmentally and culturally relevant, written in plain language, and to meet national standards.  Parents and adolescents participated in the review of drafts and provided input into content. The newly developed pediatric type 2 education materials will be presented.  Wild, S. et. al. (2004). Global prevalence of diabetes. Diabetes Care, 1047-1053. Yin, et al. (2009). The health literacy of parents in the United States: a nationally representative study. Pediatrics, 124 suppl, S289-S298. Davis, T.C., et al. (2006). Development and validation of the rapid estimate of adolescent literacy in medicine. Pediatrics, 118, 1707-1714. Funnell, et al. (2010). National standards for diabetes self management education. Diabetes Care, 33, S89-S96.en_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.subjectdiabetesen_GB
dc.subjectadolescentsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:53:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:53:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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