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Jeungok Choi

Associate Professor

Through my entire research career, I have been seeking for ways to improve healthcare communication for those with low literacy skills. My approach is that appropriate pictographs (simple line drawings showing explicit healthcare actions to be taken) in addition to simplified text can improve learner’s cognitive learning process and enhance his/her engagement in deeper understanding. My research has especially focused on tablet- or web-based, pictograph-enhanced healthcare instructions for low-literate older adults with hip replacement surgery.

Current Research
I am currently working on a tablet-based videoconferencing tool to improve discharge adherence for patients with low literacy skills.

Academic Background

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) Tufts University Epidemiology and Biostatistics concentration
  • Ph.D. Boston College School of Nursing
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Nursing and Department of Medical Informatics Columbia University
Choi, J., Jacelon, C., & Kalmakis, K (2016). Web-based, pictograph-formatted discharge instructions for low-literacy older adult after hip-replacement surgery: Findings of end-user evaluation of the website. Rehabilitation Nursing. [Epub ahead of print]
Choi, J. (2016). Effect of pictograph-based discharge instructions on older adults’ comprehension and recall: A pilot study. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 9(2), 66-71.
Moussa, M., Sherrod, D., & Choi, J. (2013). An e-health intervention for increasing diabetes knowledge in African Americans. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 19(Suppl. 3), 36-43.
Choi, J., & Bakken, S. (2010). Web-based education for low-literate parents in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: development of a website and heuristic evaluation and usability testing. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 79(8), 565–575. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.05.001 PMCID: PMC2956000
 
Contact Info

College of Nursing
Skinner 120
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9292

(413) 545-5689
jeungokc@nursing.umass.edu