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Dr. Carole A. Pepa

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Valparaiso University
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
United States

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Employment History

  • Associate Professor
    Valparaiso
  • Professor
    VU College of Nursing

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Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com - News: Study wants more readable health information
www.nwitimes.com, 7 Sept 2004 [cached]
To answer the question locally, Dr. Carole Pepa, an associate professor of nursing at Valparaiso University, is leading a study to determine whether chemotherapy patients are helped by more readable health brochures.
The study originated at The Methodist Hospitals, where Pepa is also a member of the nursing research committee.Several nursing students at Valparaiso University, along with Drs.
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Pepa said chemotherapy patients were selected because they typically receive the same family of drugs.She argues some of the current information for prescription drugs is written at a 12th grade or college reading level, making it difficult for the average person to understand.
"Less than a quarter of the population reads at that level," Pepa said.
Some of the newly designed forms feature more inviting designs, which include more white space, colors and larger type.
"It's material you'd want to look at and pick up," she said.
Pepa said low literacy adds tremendously to health care costs, particularly if patients don't understand directions or possible side effects.
"In those cases, patients might make a mistake with the medication and have to be admitted to an emergency room," Pepa said.
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Regardless of the study's outcome, Pepa said the new information will help patients.
"It will give us information that will help us design something that works," Pepa said.
Professor Carole Pepa (VU ...
www.vuslforum.org, 7 Feb 2007 [cached]
Professor Carole Pepa (VU College of Nursing) focused on issues of delivery.
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www.nlnac.org, 18 Nov 2000 [cached]
Carole A. Pepa, PhD, RNAssociate ProfessorValparaiso University
Directory of NLNAC Peer Reviewers
www.accrediting-comm-nlnac.org, 16 Oct 2000 [cached]
Carole A. Pepa , PhD , RNAssociate ProfessorValparaiso UniversityValparaiso , IN
Nilda Peragallo , DrPH , RN , FAANAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Maryland School of NursingBaltimore , MD
Carole Pepa, RN, PhD ...
www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org, 1 Aug 2009 [cached]
Carole Pepa, RN, PhD
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