Download the full text: Kindratt_2019_Parent Provider pediatric literacy communication – a curriculum for future primar care providers
study descriptionTraining curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
metric(s)Reach Out and Read (ROR) Materials
objectivesOur purpose was to develop and evaluate a curriculum to improve learners’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills towards paediatric literacy concepts. We present our findings and curriculum materials for use by other training programs.
exposureReach Out and Read (ROR) training curriculum.
outcomes evaluatedKnowledge, attitudes, and skills related to pediatric literacy training.
settingHealthcare "learners" (family medicine residents, physician assistant students, medical students) from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
methodsFamily medicine residents (n = 30), physician assistant students (n = 36), and medical students (n = 28) participated in a curriculum consisting of service learning, online didactic training, objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) and a debriefing session. Standardized patients (SPs; 6 months to 5 years) and standardized patient caregivers were recruited and trained. Learners were evaluated on their abilities to offer books to patients, provide anticipatory guidance, and demonstrate parent-provider communication skills. Knowledge, attitudes, and satisfaction were collected pre- and post-curriculum.
sample sizen=30 (FM residents); n=36 (PA students); n=28 (med students); n=94 (total)
Measure of Training Outcomes: Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation including:
Measure of Attitudes and Knowledge: survey with 5-point Likert (attitudes) and dichotomous variables (knowledge)
Measure of Behavior: caregiver scores about learners using OSCE scoresheets based on ROR’s Milestones of Early Literacy Development Chart