Journal article

'Teach-back' is a simple communication tool that improves disease knowledge in people with chronic hepatitis B - a pilot randomized controlled study

Sophie Tran, Gabrielle Bennett, Jacqui Richmond, Nguyen Tin, Marno Ryan, Thai Hong, Jessica Howell, Barbara Demediuk, Paul Desmond, Sally Bell, Alexander Thompson

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The low diagnosis rate and poor access to clinical care among people with CHB is a major barrier to reducing HBV-related morbidity and mortality in Australia. One explanation for this is a lack of disease-specific knowledge among people living with CHB. Health literacy has been shown to be important for maximising engagement with medical care and adherence to recommended management. The 'teach-back' communication strategy has been shown to improve patient understanding in other clinical areas. This study aims to assess disease-specific knowledge; and evaluate the efficacy of the teach-back strategy for improving HBV knowledge, compared to a standard medical consultation. METHOD: ..

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