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Learning needs of hospitalized veteran patients: developing a tool for practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7659628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of the study was to develop a practical tool for easy administration by staff to identify Veteran patients' perceived learning needs. Initial development of the tool was based upon a comprehensive literature review, an expert panel review using a modified Delphi Method, and pilot testing of select patients. Two study phases each involved 200 patient interviews from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. The first phase showed that the tool, the 'Perceived Health Education Needs Scale' had strong internal consistency. Exploratory factor analysis suggested one dominant factor of health. Similar results showing strong internal consistency and one dominant factor were found during a second phase. Veteran patients placed importance on a wide range of educational learning needs, independent of their immediate health concerns.
B A Leisner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Patient education and counseling     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0738-3991     ISO Abbreviation:  Patient Educ Couns     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-05     Completed Date:  1995-10-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406280     Medline TA:  Patient Educ Couns     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-62     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Delphi Technique
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Health Services Needs and Demand*
Middle Aged
Nursing Assessment*
Patient Education as Topic*

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