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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304002
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Literacy and Culturally Diverse Older Adults
Author(s):
Cannon, Sharon; Boswell, Carol; Miller, Joyce; Hammond, Lori
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF, sharon.cannon@ttuhsc.edu; Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Joyce Miller, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Lori Hammond, MSN, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Health literacy has gradually been acknowledged by the health care community and is beginning to be recognized as an issue in caring for the elderly who have complex health care problems.' A West Texas acute care hospital initiated an evidence-based project to provide better outcomes for a culturally diverse population of older adults being discharged from the hospital by addressing health literacy. The hospital collaborated with four faculty members from a local university school of nursing who had previously established reliability and validity for an eight item English version of the Health Education Level Performance (HELP) tool. Results from that study indicated the tool could be reduced to two questions. The objective of this endeavor was to establish reliability and validity for the HELP tool in an eight questions and two-question format in both English and Spanish administered to older adults prior to being discharged from the hospital.' A sample of older adults (Population) (n=220) on medical/surgical units were targeted to assess their health literacy (Intervention).' Demographic data was collected and results of the project were analyzed. The results were the establishment of the reliability and validity of the HELP tool in two languages and a shorter version of the tool (Comparison). A valid and reliable tool, especially one that is shorter will assist in the assessment of health literacy in older adults in a diverse population (Outcome). The assessment will provide evidence useful for discharge planning to avoid readmissions due to ineffective discharge education. Evidence suggests readmissions are related to the lack of health literacy assessments for discharge education, and a Spanish HELP tool provides additional opportunities for health literacy assessments in Latino cultures.

Keywords:
Evidence-based project strategy; Health Literacy; Discharge education and diversity
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleHealth Literacy and Culturally Diverse Older Adultsen
dc.contributor.authorCannon, Sharonen
dc.contributor.authorBoswell, Carolen
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Joyceen
dc.contributor.authorHammond, Lorien
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsSharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF, sharon.cannon@ttuhsc.edu; Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Joyce Miller, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Lori Hammond, MSN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304002-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><p>Health literacy has gradually been acknowledged by the health care community and is beginning to be recognized as an issue in caring for the elderly who have complex health care problems.' A West Texas acute care hospital initiated an evidence-based project to provide better outcomes for a culturally diverse population of older adults being discharged from the hospital by addressing health literacy. The hospital collaborated with four faculty members from a local university school of nursing who had previously established reliability and validity for an eight item English version of the Health Education Level Performance (HELP) tool. Results from that study indicated the tool could be reduced to two questions. The objective of this endeavor was to establish reliability and validity for the HELP tool in an eight questions and two-question format in both English and Spanish administered to older adults prior to being discharged from the hospital.' A sample of older adults (Population) (n=220) on medical/surgical units were targeted to assess their health literacy (Intervention).' Demographic data was collected and results of the project were analyzed. The results were the establishment of the reliability and validity of the HELP tool in two languages and a shorter version of the tool (Comparison). A valid and reliable tool, especially one that is shorter will assist in the assessment of health literacy in older adults in a diverse population (Outcome). The assessment will provide evidence useful for discharge planning to avoid readmissions due to ineffective discharge education. Evidence suggests readmissions are related to the lack of health literacy assessments for discharge education, and a Spanish HELP tool provides additional opportunities for health literacy assessments in Latino cultures.en
dc.subjectEvidence-based project strategyen
dc.subjectHealth Literacyen
dc.subjectDischarge education and diversityen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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