Quality of life assessment for low literacy Latinos: a new multimedia program for self-administration.

Elizabeth A. Hahn*, David Cellal, Deborah G. Dobrez, Gail Shiomoto, Samuel G. Taylor, Angel G. Galvez, Patricia Diaz, Veronica Valenzuela, Hsaio Lin Chiang, Shaheen Khan, Stacie A. Hudgens, Hongyan Du

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Cancer patients who have limited literacy skills or English language proficiency are particularly vulnerable to receiving sub-optimal care. Outcome measurement in these patients may provide new insight into previously undetected problems. This report describes the development and testing of a Spanish language, multimedia program for quality of life (QOL) assessment. Pilot testing was conducted with 30 Latino cancer patients with a range of education levels and computer experience. Patients found the program easy to use and understand. The "Talking Touchscreen" is a practical, user-friendly method that provides greater opportunities to assess QOL in Spanish-speaking patients with a range of literacy skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of oncology management : the official journal of the American College of Oncology Administrators
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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