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ways to manage stress beneficial to managing blood pressure, such as deep breathing and meditation as well as learning your triggers (AHA, 2019) MediumThe medium in which I will present this information is determined by the patient’s literacy and health literacy and their spoken language. As Ms. Jones is a college educated, English speaking patient, I will provide her with both a pamphlet for reference and a website for further educational purposes. Physical documentation will be provided by presenting the patient with a printed pamphlet from the American Heart Association and directing her to the website forfurther detail regarding hypertension. Health LiteracyMs. Jones is a 28-year old college educated female. The information provided by the American Heart Association is provided to reach individuals with a middle school education. In order to assess if a teaching tool is appropriate for an individual, I would first take into consideration their age, level of education and socioeconomic status as well as their spoken language and cultural background. In doing so I can determine which medium would be most
PATIENT ANALYSIS AND TEACHING TOOL 16 applicable for the patient. Also to ensure that the chosen information is pertinent to the patient, I would discuss the provided information with them in person. ReadabilityAccording to the Flesch-Kincaid readability census tool the majority of the provided information on “Managing Stress to Control High Blood Pressure” is rated at 6.6 and can be understood by those at a 7thgrade level.
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