Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Textbook-based health literacy instruction on the acquisition of health concepts and skills. The the goal was to test the efficacy of the instruction as it would occur in the regular classroom without experimental manipulation that was not replicable in the “real” school setting. The control group consisted of students who were assigned to participate in physical education classes during the nine weeks or semester the study was conducted.

Study Results: Concepts scores improved in both the treatment and control groups, but the treatment group’s scores improved significantly more than the control group.

Reference: Hubbard, B., & Rainey, J. (2007). Health literacy instruction and evaluation among secondary school students. American Journal of Health Education, 38(6), 332–337.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good