Knowledge of Health Care Terminology in Persons with Cancer

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dc.contributor.author Turner, Kimberlee Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-18T13:32:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-18T13:32:55Z
dc.date.issued 1991-11
dc.identifier.other 1991 .T87
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/598
dc.description 111 leaves. Advisor: Barbara Haag en
dc.description.abstract The problem: The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of health care terminology in persons with a diagnosis of cancer. Procedure. "The Informational Questionnaire" and "Health Care Terminology Questionnaire" were mailed to a sample of 2,684 persons with cancer. The sample was selected from the cancer registry of a midwestern hospital. "The Informational Questionnaire" consisted of questions about sex, marital status, educational level, ethnic origin, number of hospitalizations, health care professionals in the family, perceived knowledge level, length of cancer diagnosis, age and size of the community. The "Health Care Terminology Questionnaire" was a 50-question multiple choice test measuring knowledge of health care terminology. Findings. There were significant differences in the knowledge of health care terminology when the sample was categorized by sex, educational level, the presence of health care professionals in the immediate family, perceived knowledge level, size of the community, age, marital status and ethnic origin (p < .05). There were no significant differences in the knowledge of health care terminology when the sample was categorized by length of cancer diagnosis and number of hospitalizations. Conclusions. The knowledge persons with cancer had of health care terminology varied depending on demographic variables. In assessing learning needs of persons with cancer, knowledge of health care terminology and variables which might influence such knowledge are vital for a thorough assessment. Recommendations. Recommendations for further research include the following: develop and test a new tool with more technical health care terminology; assess clients' knowledge of more technical health care terminology; and assess the knowledge of health care terminology in other client populations. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University Theses, Division of Nursing;1991
dc.subject Cancer Patients--Evaluation en
dc.subject Medical care--Terminology en
dc.title Knowledge of Health Care Terminology in Persons with Cancer en
dc.type Thesis en


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