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What elements of cross-cultural communication enhance the effectiveness of nutrition assessment or intervention?


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.

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Date of Literature Review for the Evidence Analysis: August 2009

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Cross-cultural Communication and Effectivess of Nutrition Assessment or Intervention

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Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment/Intervention, 2009

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