Literacy and Retention of Information After a Multimedia Diabetes Education Program and Teach-Back

  title={Literacy and Retention of Information After a Multimedia Diabetes Education Program and Teach-Back},
  author={Namratha R. Kandula and Tiffany Malli and Charles P Zei and Emily Larsen and David W. Baker},
  journal={Journal of Health Communication},
  pages={102 - 89}
Few studies have examined the effectiveness of teaching strategies to improve patients' recall and retention of information. As a next step in implementing a literacy-appropriate, multimedia diabetes education program (MDEP), the present study reports the results of two experiments designed to answer (a) how much knowledge is retained 2 weeks after viewing the MDEP, (b) does knowledge retention differ across literacy levels, and (c) does adding a teach-back protocol after the MDEP improve… 

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