A low literacy targeted talking book about radiation therapy for cancer: development and acceptability
MetadataShow full item record
© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature. Purpose: To develop a low literacy talking book (written book with accompanying audio-recording) about radiation therapy and explore its acceptability with patients and caregivers. Method: The talking book was developed iteratively using low literacy design principles and a multidisciplinary committee comprising consumers and experts in radiation oncology, nursing, behavioural sciences, and linguistics. It contained illustrations, photos, and information on: treatment planning, daily treatment, side effects, psychosocial health, and a glossary of medical terms. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients who self-reported low functional health literacy and caregivers to explore their views on the resource. Thematic analysis using a framework approach informed the analysis. Results: Participants were very satisfied with the content, illustrations, and language in the resource. Most were unfamiliar with the term ‘talking book’, but liked the option of different media (text and audio). The resource was seen as facilitating communication with the cancer care team by prompting question-asking and equipping patients and their families with knowledge to communicate confidently. Conclusions: The low literacy talking book was well accepted by patients and their caregivers. The next step is to examine the effect of the resource on patients’ knowledge, anxiety, concerns, and communication with the cancer care team.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Lundh, A.; Johnson, Genevieve (2015)© Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse empirical studies regarding the use of digital talking books (Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) books) as well as the ...
Merga, Margaret; McRae, M.; Rutherford, L. (2018)Young people’s frequency of engagement in reading books for pleasure markedly decreases as they move through the schooling years, reducing their exposure to this beneficial literacy practice. Young people’s perceptions ...
Ontology based intercultural patient practitioner assistive communications from qualitative gap analysisForbes, David; Wongthongtham, Pornpit (2016)Purpose – There is an increasing interest in using information and communication technologies to support health services. But the adoption and development of even basic ICT communications services in many health services ...