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The Feasibility of Utilizing a Comic for Education in the Emergency Department Setting. Health Commun 2017 May;32(5):529-532

Date

08/20/2016

Pubmed ID

27540632

DOI

10.1080/10410236.2016.1211076

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84982263699   9 Citations

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of a comic education module in the Emergency Department setting. A convenience sample of 50 injured children and their caregivers were enrolled. The comic was found to be likeable, easy to read, and provided important information to both children and their caregivers. Total time to read the comic was three minutes (SD 1.4, range 1.4-7.1). Most children (60%) read the comic independently, including all children over age 14 years. At 72-hour phone follow-up, 86% of caregivers had accurate recall of all three comic teaching points. This innovative comic educational module is feasible for use for children ages 4-18 years in the Emergency Department. Though this comic was intended to educate children, caregivers recalled all three teaching points 72 hours after discharge.

Author List

Hanson A, Drendel AL, Ashwal G, Thomas A

Author

Amy L. Drendel DO Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Aftercare
Books, Illustrated
Cartoons as Topic
Child
Child, Preschool
Emergency Service, Hospital
Feasibility Studies
Female
Health Education
Humans
Male
Patient Discharge