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dc.contributor.advisorCooley, Janet
dc.contributor.authorSamara, Leah Samantha
dc.contributor.authorKim, Gahyun
dc.contributor.authorWong, Anny L
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-25T17:38:54Z
dc.date.available2019-04-25T17:38:54Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/632104
dc.descriptionClass of 2018 Abstracten_US
dc.description.abstractBackground Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information. It is a vital component to achieving adequate health care. A frequent request from refugees is to increase and improve language services. This study evaluated the effect of healthcare education on refugees, which reflects the importance of language services. Methods We analyzed the effects of an educational pamphlet and presentation to refugees speaking Arabic, Swahili, and Somali. Fourteen participants attended a one hour presentation on Medicine Safety and the interpretation of prescription labels. Each participant answered a pre-questionnaire before the presentation and a post-questionnaire after. The pre- and post-questionnaire included five questions on understanding prescription labels, two questions on demographics, and two opinion-based questions. Results Statistical analysis was completed using the two-tailed paired t-test with an a priori p-value of <0.05. The participants were similar in number and gender, but significantly different in age (p=0.02). The total mean score of post-questionnaire was significantly higher (0.64) than pre-questionnaire (0.47) (p=0.03). The mean score for Arabic, Swahili, and Somali pre- and post-questionnaire were 0.56 and 0.84 (p=0.13), 0.44 and 0.44, and 0.40 and 0.65 (p=0.19) respectively. There was no significant difference when comparing individual questions asked on the questionnaires. Conclusion Participants from all three groups showed improvement in their ability to understand prescription labels after the presentation. However, the mean score of each individual group was not significantly improved potentially due to different baseline, such as educational level.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.subjecthealth literacyen_US
dc.subjectrefugeesen_US
dc.subjecthealth care educationen_US
dc.subjectlanguage servicesen_US
dc.subjectTucsonen_US
dc.subject.meshRefugeesen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshConsumer Health Informationen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacyen_US
dc.subject.meshSurveys and Questionnairesen_US
dc.titleImproving Pharmacy Care in the Refugee Population in Tucson through the Creation and Implementation of Informational Pamphlets Translated in their Native Languageen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Arizonaen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Pharmacy Student Research Projects collection, made available by the College of Pharmacy and the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. For more information about items in this collection, please contact Jennifer Martin, Associate Librarian and Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, jenmartin@email.arizona.edu.en_US


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