Investigating the processes used to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of health education resources for adult Indigenous people: a literature review

Peake, Rachel M. and Jackson, Debra and Lea, Jackie and Usher, Kim (2019) Investigating the processes used to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of health education resources for adult Indigenous people: a literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 55 (4-5). pp. 421-449. ISSN 1037-6178


Abstract

Purpose: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities need to participate in the development of health education material to gain connection with and ownership of concepts. This review extracted and synthesized evidence to answer the question: what processes are used to develop health education resources for adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and what makes them effective?

Design: A review was conducted using the PRISMA guidelines. Five databases were searched (OvidSP Medline, CINAHL, Informit, OvidSP Embase and ProQuest) and 438 non duplicate records were screened.

Findings: Twenty-two articles were identified; 18 reporting qualitative studies, two reporting mixed-method studies and two discussion papers. No quantitative studies met the inclusion criteria. Synthesis of the evidence revealed five themes: collaborative relationships, community ownership, lack of evaluation, cultural sensitivity, and health literacy.

Discussions/Conclusions: Limitations identified include barriers due to distance, time, and funding, and a need for cultural competency in mainstream health.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 04:47
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 05:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, First Nation, health literacy and engagement, cultural sensitivity, community ownership, collaboration, evaluation, literature review
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2019.1633939
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37929

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