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Am J Health Behav. 2007 Sep-Oct;31 Suppl 1:S115-21.

Ask Me 3: improving communication in a Hispanic pediatric outpatient practice.

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South Texas Health Research Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To implement Ask-Me-3, a program that encourages patients to ask questions of physicians, in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic pediatric practice.

METHODS:

We publicized Ask-Me-3 with posters/brochures in clinic. We interviewed parents before and 6 months after implementation to determine if they knew about and used the Ask-Me- 3 questions.

RESULTS:

No parents knew about Ask-Me-3 before implementation. Of 393 parents interviewed 6 months later, 42% knew about Ask-Me-3, and half of these used the questions.

CONCLUSIONS:

With a simple strategy for introducing Ask-Me-3, 20% of parents were using Ask-Me-3 six months later.

PMID:
17931130
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2007.31.supp.S115
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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