A Patient Learning Center for an Army MEDDAC - A Feasibility Study.
Final rept. Jul-Dec 77,
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
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The purposes of the study were to examine in detail, analyze, and describe the development and operation system effectiveness and efficiency of a patient learning center in a MEDDAC. The overall objective was to ascertain the feasibility of a patient learning center for a MEDDAC. The specific objectives were to develop and describe the physical facilities to describe the selection of the communications media to develop, describe, and evaluate the role of a para-professional as learning laboratory technician to develop, describe, and evaluate a professional referral system to document the professional and consumer users response to the systems approach in a prototype patient education setting to develop, describe, and evaluate a self-referral system to describe and analyze the outcomes of eight learning systems hypertension, diabetes, weight control, breast self-examination, low back pain, vaginitis, family planning, child growth and development. The report documents experiences gained and problems encountered for the year of operation, August 1976 - July 1977. The attempts made to resolve problems are discussed and appropriate suggestions or recommendations made. The type of data collected is included and may prove useful as a source of information for those contemplating establishing a patient learning center.
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