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Multimedia Computerized Smoking Awareness Education for Low-Literacy Hispanics

ANDERSEN, SUSAN PhD, APRN-BC; ANDERSEN, PER PhD; YOUNGBLOOD, NORMAN "" ED PhD

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: February 2011 - Volume 29 - Issue - p TC35-TC42
doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e318215543f
Feature Article

To meet the needs of low-literacy, underserved, Mexican-American patients, this transdisciplinary team created a freestanding computer kiosk. Smoking awareness and cessation were the topic chosen. Focus groups were used to inform the design and creation of each screen to include appropriate culturally based images and messages. A kiosk was placed in a primary care clinic in a West Texas city. User feedback was collected, showing that this method of patient education is acceptable.

Author Affiliations: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing (Dr S. Andersen), and High Performance Computing Center, Texas Tech University (Dr P. Andersen), Lubbock; and Department of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University, Alabama (Dr Youngblood).

Reprinted from Andersen S, Andersen P, Youngblood N. Multimedia computerized smoking awareness education for low-literacy Hispanics. Comput Inform Nurs. 2011;29(2):107-114. DOI: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181f9dd81.

This work was accomplished with a seed grant from HRSA.

Corresponding author: Susan Andersen, PhD, APRN-BC, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, 3601 4th St, MS 6264, Lubbock, TX, 79430 (Susan.andersen@ttuhsc.edu).

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.