Current Health Promotion Pamphlet
Health-care is undergoing many problems ranging from politics, insurance, and mandatory regulations. Healthcare agencies are seeking reasons not to pay for hospital visit. These agencies are becoming the major decision maker concerning care given to the patient making hospitals more vigilant. This is warranting most institutions to establish learning needs assessment and appropriate strategies to prevent illnesses and promote public health and awareness of diseases. This public health promotion and health awareness can be spread through several technological enhancements like Internet, newspaper, radio and especially health promotion self explanatory brochures
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5 million physician office visits are attributed to asthma. Statistics have also shown that approximately 70% of children with asthma have allergy and 40% of children who have asthmatic parents will development asthma and that the number of people with asthma will increase by more than 100 million by year 2025 (American Academy of Allergy asthma & Immunology, 2007).Because of the prevalence of this disease, many can relate to it.
Because an average American reads at the seventh or eighth grade level according to an informatics review (2008) therefore to have a clear communication, the material have to be written in that level. It is advisable to write at least two grade level lower than the intended audience for better comprehension. After reviewing the material in this brochure, it was obvious that the brochure was clear, concise, and simple for an average American to understand. The pictures speak for its self. The definition, statistics, causes, signs and symptoms, treatment options, coping mechanisms, and preventive measures were well stated as well as other reference sources.
In 2006, asthma prevalence was 20.1% higher in African American than in white Americans and 23% greater in female than the rate of male (American Academy of Allergy & Immunology, 2007 ) that the brochure also addressed. This brochure summarizes the asthma’s warning signs, triggers, management and environmental hazardous materials, making the readers aware and vigilant hence proactive measures can be taken to avoid all these allergens and triggering signs and symptoms of asthma.
American Academy of Allergy & Immunology. (November 2007). Epidemiology & Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality. Retrieved December 11th, 2010 from http://www.aaaai.org/media/statistics/asthma-statistics.asp
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The informatics review: Comprehension and reading level. (2008, September). Journal of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, 11(16). Retrieved December 11th, 2010 from http://www.informatics-review.com/FAQ/reading.html