A review of the literature on the use of graphic novels for health education purposes revealed that the majority of scientific studies published are not guided by health theories nor do they report the levels of literacy of the tools nor study participants. The health education tool used in this study was developed using Social Cognitive Theory and its constructs were evaluated for their efficacy in helping improve the target audience’s health behaviors with moderate success. An analysis was also conducted to understand the role of the participants’ health literacy in the effect of the intervention.
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- Allied Health Care Professionals
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify how graphic novels can be used to educate about health topics
- Examine how the levels of health literacy affect the results of an educational intervention
- Propose social cognitive theory-based model of how fotonovelas may improve behaviors
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Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD
Angelica Delgado Rendon, PhD
Dr. Delgado Rendón has experience in community research, program evaluation, entertainment-education, teaching, and clinical diagnostics. She currently serves as an Instructor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has worked in various health areas: nutrition, physical activity, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fall prevention, and chronic disease management. Dr. Delgado Rendón is particularly passionate about studying empathy, advancing Hispanics in graduate education, and teaching about the Hispanic and Anglo race, culture, and health. She enjoys swimming and being with family and friends.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.