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Journal of Cancer Education

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 512-517

Development and Validation of a Nutritional Education Pamphlet for Low Literacy Pediatric Oncology Caregivers in Central America

  • Melissa GarciaAffiliated withInternational Outreach Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • , Elisabeth A. ChismarkAffiliated withSchool of Nursing, Clemson University
  • , Terezie MosbyAffiliated withInternational Outreach Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • , Sara W. DayAffiliated withInternational Outreach Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Email author 

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Abstract

A culturally appropriate nutrition education pamphlet was developed and validated for low-literacy caregivers in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The pamphlet was developed after a preliminary survey of pediatric oncology nurses in the 3 countries to assess the need for education materials, caregiver literacy levels, and local eating habits. Experts in nutrition and low-literacy patient education and pediatric oncology nurses validated the pamphlet’s content and design. The pamphlet was validated positively and has been circulated to pediatric oncology caregivers in Central America.

Keywords

Central America Pediatric oncology Nutritional education pamphlet