Strategies for teaching patients: a meta-analysis.

  title={Strategies for teaching patients: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Saundra L Theis and J. H. Johnson},
  journal={Clinical nurse specialist CNS},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={100-5, 120}
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to synthesize the existing body of research examining teaching strategies used in patient education. An extensive literature search revealed 72 studies that met inclusion criteria. Studies were coded for general, substantive, and methodological characteristics, and an effect size was generated for each study. Mean effect size was 0.41, indicating that 66% of subjects receiving planned teaching had better outcomes than did control group subjects receiving… CONTINUE READING