EVALUATION OF NUTRITION RESOURCES TARGETED AT AN INDIGENOUS AUDIENCE

C FEENEY1, C COOPER1,

1Nightcliff Renal Unit, Darwin

Aim: To evaluate group of nutrition resources that are audio-visual and produced specifically for Indigenous dialysis clients.

Background: Providing nutrition education material suitable for clients of Top End Renal Services requires consideration of health literacy requirements as well as cultural context.  Therefore three audio-visual resources were developed with these factors in mind.  This investigation sought to analyse whether the resources were achieving the desired aim, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

Methods: Process evaluation was commenced when the resources were developed in 2015 and impact evaluation was undertaken in 2017.  

Results: Group translation of stories was found to be more desirable than individual contributions. The process of resource development was found to be a useful education tool in itself. Patients reported that contributing pictures to an existing story was more appealing than generating content from scratch. Further learnings from the impact evaluation will be available by September 2017.

Conclusions: Unique challenges and opportunities exist for resource development in the setting of outpatient dialysis.

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