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ERIC Number: EJ857219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Transformative Learning Intervention: Effect on Functional Health Literacy and Diabetes Knowledge in Older African Americans
Ntiri, Daphne W.; Stewart, Merry
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v30 n2 p100-113 2009
This study evaluated the effect of a transformative learning (TL) intervention on functional health literacy and diabetes knowledge in older African Americans. Twenty participants from senior community centers completed a six-session intervention. The short-form Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (s-TOFHLA), Literacy Assessment for Diabetes (LAD), and Diabetes Knowledge Test (DKT) were used to perform pre- and postmeasurements. Postintervention s-TOFHLA scores and DKT scores were significantly increased (p less than 0.5). Participants' verbal responses further affirmed the positive influence of the TL principles.(Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan