Transformative learning intervention: effect on functional health literacy and diabetes knowledge in older African Americans

Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2009;30(2):100-13. doi: 10.1080/02701960902911265.

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.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • African Americans / education*
  • African Americans / psychology
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / ethnology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / prevention & control*
  • Educational Status*
  • Female
  • Health Behavior*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Self Care*
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Surveys and Questionnaires