Transformative learning intervention: Effect on functional health literacy and diabetes knowledge in older african americans

Daphne W. Ntiri, Merry Stewart

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Abstract

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 <.5). Participants' verbal responses further affirmed the positive influence of the TL principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-113
Number of pages14
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Blacks
  • Education
  • Geriatrics
  • Self-management
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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