Helen Osborne - Making numbers make sense

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Presented by Helen Osborne, MEd, OTR/L, on September 6, 2012 at the third annual Center for Health Literacy Conference: Plain Talk in Complex Times.

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<ul><li> 1. Making Number Make Sense:Exploring Strategies to ConveyQuantity, Time, and Risk Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/LHealth Literacy Consulting www.healthliteracy.com</li></ul> <p> 2. Mrs. Jones is on a modied diet and must restrict her intake of both sweet and salted foods. She takes six different medications, each with its own dosing schedule. She needs to monitor and record how she feels each day and notify her providers when there are signicant changes in her health. She also needs to make and keep numerous outpatient appointments and prepare for an ongoing battery of medical tests.What numeracy tasks do we expect that Mrs. Jones can, and will correctly, do? 3. Mrs. Jones is on a modied diet and must restricther intake of both sweet and salted foods. Shetakes six different medications, each with its owndosing schedule. She needs to monitor and recordhow she feels each day and notify her providerswhen there are signicant changes in her health.She also needs to make and keep numerousoutpatient appointments and prepare for anongoing battery of medical tests. 4. Quantity &amp; Calculations 5. Visual Comparisons http://www.sugarstacks.com/ 6. Portions: About the Size of 1 oz. meat Matchbox 3 oz. meatDeck of cards or soap bar 8 oz. meatThin paperback book1 oz. cheese4 diceMedium potato Computer mouse2 Tbs. peanut butterPing pong ball cup pasta Tennis ball Average bagel Hockey puckhttp://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_3_2x_Portion_Control.asp 7. Wong Baker Faces Pain Scalehttp://www.painknowledge.org/physiciantools/opioid_toolkit/components/Wong-Baker_Scale.pdf 8. DoloTest: Providing a clear picture of painwww.dolotest.com 9. 100 + 100.2 + 102 = 10. 100 100.2+102 11. 12. Time 13. Analog or Digital? 14. AHRQs Pill Card Templatehttp://www.ahrq.gov/qual/pillcard/pillcard.htm#Template 15. Passage of time 16. Risk &amp; Comparative Data 17. Pie chart 18. Doughnut chart 19. www.mhqp.org 20. To learn more: helen@healthliteracy.com www.healthliteracy.com www.healthliteracyoutloud.com </p>