Manuel, G. Wayne (1986) The development of instructional materials entitled This is diabetes for use with adult diabetes patients in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's, Newfoundland, expressed a need for instructional material to teach adult diabetes patients in Newfoundland the causes of diabetes and those factors which are important in controlling diabetes. Upon a review of the available literature and audiovisual material about diabetes, the author found nothing which adequately met the need, and the decision was made to develop appropriate new materials. -- The prospective learners were identified as adults with wide ranges in education and ages. An analysis of the major concepts necessary to an understanding of diabetes and its control was developed. Results of analysis indicated that a slide-tape presentation would effectively deliver the information necessary and contribute to positive attitudes among viewers, and this format was chosen. -- Ongoing formative evaluations of the slide-tape presentation by content and media experts and by learners showed that the presentation did present all the necessary concepts and learners tested responded positively toward the presentation. An ensuing summative evaluation at a diabetes clinic supported the results of the formative evaluation and demonstrated that the presentation is effective as a review as well as an initial introduction. -- As a result of the evaluation processes, the author recommended that the presentation should be used as an introduction to diabetes patients, followed by a discussion conducted by a live instructor, and that patients be provided with printed materials which supplement and reinforce the slide-tape package. -- The resulting presentation has been packaged and placed at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital and the Newfoundland Hospital Association for distribution.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 72-76. -- Slide-tape presentation "This is Diabetes" under separate cover.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Diabetes--Study and teaching; Patient education|
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