study descriptionAnonymous cross-sectional national survey.
core topic(s)Reach Out and Read (ROR)
Population CharacteristicsMedicaid , Medical Providers , Medical Trainees , Urban
Exposures, Outcomes, OtherMedical Training/Education , Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs
objectivesWe describe literacy promotion (LP) perceptions of pediatric and internal medicine/pediatrics residents and faculty and determine the relationship between LP training and perceptions of LP. Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a widely implemented evidence-based literacy promotion (LP) intervention. Recent data have shown that there is variability in both LP training for pediatric residents and implementation of ROR. However, little is known about the perceptions regarding LP and the relationship with training.
exposureReach Out and Read (ROR).
outcomes evaluatedLiteracy promotion perceptions.
settingPediatric residency programs providing education at more than 120 individual clinics, most located in an urban setting. The patients served by the respondents were mostly insured by Medicaid. Ninety-nine percent of respondents reported that their clinic currently implements ROR.
methodsFaculty and residents at participating sites completed an anonymous online survey on LP perceptions and training. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and logistic regression modeling.
sample sizen=473 (faculty); n=1216 (residents); n=42 (training programs)
Measure of LP and ROR Training, Experience, and Perceptions: anonymous electronic REDCap survey to capture data on: participant and site demographics, LP training, the perceived influence of various training modalities, adherence to the ROR model, other ROR experiences (such as fundraising and volunteering), perceptions regarding early literacy efforts, and knowledge regarding ROR.