Four studies found that the following elements of cross-cultural communication enhanced nutrition assessment and intervention by the use of:
- Bilingual nurses and dietitians
- Persons from the community as community health workers
- Focus groups for the development of programs and materials
- Telephonic technology
- Culturally appropriate language of instruction.
More research would be beneficial to isolate the impact of cross-cultural communication specific to the assessment process.
Overall strength of the available supporting evidence: Grade I - good; Grade II - fair; Grade III - limited; Grade IV - expert opinion; Grade V: not assignable
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Date of Literature Review for the Evidence Analysis: August 2009
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