Apr 21, 2021
Registered nurses' use of teaching techniques to mitigate low health literacy: Frequency, perceived effectiveness and correlations.
Posted by Lorene Payne

More than a third of United States adults have low health literacy, defined as an inability to understand and act on medical information thus inhibiting optimal health care and resulting in less desirable outcomes This research quantified the self reported use of 14 specific best practice teaching techniques by registered nurses to mitigate low health literacy challengesMore than a third of United States adults have low health literacy, defined as an inability to understand and act on medical information thus inhibiting optimal health care and resulting in less desirable outcomes This research quantified the self reported use of 14 specific best practice teaching techniques by registered nurses to mitigate low health literacy challenges of their patients A survey was administered to a random sample of registered nurses in Texas N 259 in which they reported their previous week s use of the techniques during actual patient care Using simple language 97.3% , assessing what the patient already knows 88.4% and presenting 1 or 2 concepts at a time 71.5% were the most commonly used strategies Techniques to assure understanding were employed only about half the time asking the patient family to repeat new information or provide a return demonstration of a new skill 57.7% , following up in subsequent shifts or visits to confirm understanding 55.2% , or asking how they will follow the instructions at home 51% The lowest frequency technique employed was using visual aids, i.e pictures, models or videos 28.8% Nurses perceived the techniques effective at a much higher rate than they actually used them, and reported not knowing that many of the techniques are effective Their responses to perceived effectiveness included a surprisingly high admission of ignorance of the benefits of th

  • Title: Registered nurses' use of teaching techniques to mitigate low health literacy: Frequency, perceived effectiveness and correlations.
  • Author: Lorene Payne
  • ISBN: 9781109554670
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Nook
  • Registered nurses use of teaching techniques to mitigate low health literacy Frequency perceived effectiveness and correlations More than a third of United States adults have low health literacy defined as an inability to understand and act on medical information thus inhibiting optimal health care and resulting in less desir


    • Registered nurses' use of teaching techniques to mitigate low health literacy: Frequency, perceived effectiveness and correlations. Best Download || [Lorene Payne]
      185 Lorene Payne
    Registered nurses' use of teaching techniques to mitigate low health literacy: Frequency, perceived effectiveness and correlations.