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Improving Health Literacy in Wound-Related Issues and Hygiene for English Language Learner Students at Dole Middle School

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Title:Improving Health Literacy in Wound-Related Issues and Hygiene for English Language Learner Students at Dole Middle School
Authors:Hamada, Liana
Contributors:Tse, Alice (advisor)
Nursing Practice (department)
Keywords:Nursing
Health Disparities
Health Literacy
Limited English Proficiency
Pictogram
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Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Effective communication between patients and clinicians is an essential component in delivering safe and adequate care. With Hawaii’s diversity of cultures, language barriers are often encountered in health care and contribute to health disparities and potentially negative health outcomes. Limited English proficiency, or LEP, has been associated with decreased access to primary and preventative care, impaired patient comprehension, decreased patient adherence and overall decreased patient satisfaction. Children and adolescents migrating to Hawaii from outside the US are vulnerable to the health disparities that disproportionately affect them and require appropriate culturally competent care. The purpose of this evidence-based quality improvement project was to improve health literacy for English Language Learning (ELL) students for wound-related issues utilizing a multimodal education method. Findings indicate potential positive impacts of pictograms and teach-back on patient comprehension and understanding of instructions being delivered.
Pages/Duration:56 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69053
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: D.N.P. - Nursing Practice


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