ERIC Number: ED202519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: Consumer--Self-Examination.
Maas, Carolyn; And Others
These three learning modules present text, illustrations, and exercises to teach lay persons to take and interpret a temperature, collect a urine specimen, and perform a breast examination. The first module, by Carolyn Maas, defines "temperature," describes the three body areas for temperature taking, distinguishes between normal and abnormal readings, and teaches the learner to read a thermometer and interpret the answer. The second module, "How to Collect a 24-Hour Urine Specimen" by Susan Loveless, teaches outpatients why a 24-hour specimen is needed instead of a random specimen, describes the types of containers that can and cannot be used, explains why a preservative would be used and which precautions should be taken, and states how to time a 24-hour urine collection properly. The third module, "Self-Examination of the Breast" by Dorothy Van Dessel, in addition to teaching a woman to examine her breasts, describes the major tissues found in the breast and teaches the learner, to demonstrate the steps in self-examination and recognize abnormalities present on a model of the breast. Each of the modules states overall and specific objectives, how long the unit takes to complete (between 10 and 25 minutes), and what materials are needed. Exercises are presented with immediate feedback and a post-test is included for each unit. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.