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Resources

 

 

MUHC Standards for Creating Effective Patient Learning Materials (2008)

(English) (French)

 

 

PEO Guide to requesting revisions to print materials

 

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

 

 

Health Education Association Site

 

 

Health Literacy Tool Shed

 

 

Hamilton Health Guide to "Writing Health Information" PDF

 

 

Plain Language Guide to Medical Terms

 

 

Pedagogical Frameworks

 

Gagné, R. M., Briggs, L. J., & Wager, W. W. (1988). Principles of instructional design (3rd ed.). Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

 

Grunwald, T., and Corsbie-Massay C. 2006. Guidelines for Cognitively Efficient Multimedia Learning Tools: Educational Strategies, Cognitive Load and Interface Design. Academic Medicine. 81:213- 223.

 

Hasler, B. S., Kersten, B., & Sweller, J. 2007. Learner control, cognitive load and instructional animation. Applied Cognitive Psychology.21:713-729.

 

Knowles, M. S. (1984) Andragogy in Action. Applying Modern Principles of Adult Education, ` Jossey Bass, San Francisco.

 

Kolb, A.Y., and Kolb, D. A. 2008. Experiential learning theory: A dynamic, holistic approach to management learning, education and development. In Armstrong, S.J. & Fukami, C (Eds.) Handbook of Management Learning, Education and Development. London: Sage Publications.

 

Lave, J. & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

 

Low, R., & Sweller, J. (2005). The modality principle in multimedia learning. In R. E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning (pp. 147-158). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

 

Redman, B. K. 1993. The Process of Patient Education. Mosby Year Book, St Louis 7th edition

 

Schoenfeld, A. 1999. Looking Toward the 21st Century: Challenges of Educational Theory and Practice. Educational Researcher. 28:4-14.

 

Sweller, J. 2005. Implications of Cognitive Load Theory for Multimedia Learning. In R. E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning, (pp.19-30). Cambridge University Press, New York.

 

 

Patient Education and Health Literacy

 

Canadian Council on Learning (2007a). Health literacy in Canada: initial results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey. Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Heinrich, C. 2012. Health literacy: The sixth vital sign. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.24:218-223.

 

McGee, Jeanne (2010). Toolkit for making written material clear and effective. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

 

Osborne, H. (2005). Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical ways to communicate your health message. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett.

 

 

The Impact of Supporting Patient Understanding

 

Beamond B.M., Beischer A.D., Brodsky J. W., and Leslie H. Improvement in surgical consent with a preoperative multimedia patient education tool: A pilot study. Foot and Ankle International.30:619-626.

 

Berkman, N.D., Sheridan, S.L., Stacey, Donahue, K. E., Halpern, D.J. and Crotty K. 2011. Low health literacy and health outcomes: An updated systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine. 155:97-107

 

Bollschweiler E., Apitzsch J., Obliers R., Koerfer A., Monig S.P., Metzger R., and Holscher A. 2008. Improving informed consent of surgical patients using a multimedia-based program? Results of a prospective randomized multicenter study of patients before cholecystectomy. Annals of Surgery. 248:205-211.

 

Chao, L., Ferri, L. E., Mulder, D. S., Ncuti, A., Neville, A., Lee., L, Kaneva, P., Watson, D., Vassiliou, M., Carli, F., and Feldman, L.S. 2012. An enhanced recovery pathway decreases duration of stay after esophagectomy. Surgery. 152;606-616.

 

Coulter, A., and Ellins, J. 2007. Effectiveness of strategies for informing, educating and involving patients. 2007. BMJ.335:24-27.

 

Del Carmen M. G., and Joffe S. 2005. Informed consent for medical treatment and research: A review. The Oncologist.10:636-641.

 

Eggers C., Obliers R., Koerfer A., Thomas W., Koehle K., Hoelscher A. H., and Bollschweiler E. 2007. A multimedia tool for the informed consent of patients prior to gastric banding. Obesity. 15:2866-2873.

 

Ryhanen A.M., Siekkinen M., Rankinen S., Korvenranta H., and Leino-Kilpi H. 2009. The effects of Internet or interactive computer-based patient education in the field of breast cancer: A systematic literature review. Patient Education and Counselling.79:5-13.

 

Sandberg E.H., Sharma R., Wiklund R., and Sandberg W.S. 2008. Clinicians consistently exceed a typical person’s short-term memory during preoperative teaching. Anaesthesia and Analgesia.107:972-978.

 

 

 

 

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