Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among visually impaired people: educational text validation1 1 Paper extrated from Master's Thesis "Validation of assistive technology for the visually impaired in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases", presented to Faculdade de Farmácia, Odontologia e Enfermagem, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Giselly Oseni Barbosa Oliveira Luana Duarte Wanderley Cavalcante Lorita Marlena Freitag Pagliuca Paulo César de Almeida Cristiana Brasil de Almeida Rebouças About the authors

ABSTRACT

Objective:

to validate an educational text in the context of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) for visually impaired persons, making it accessible to this population.

Method:

a validation study, in a virtual environment. Data collection occurred from May to September 2012 by emailing the subjects, and was composed by seven content experts about STDs. Analysis was based on the considerations of the experts about Objectives, Structure and Presentation, and Relevance.

Results:

on the Objectives and Structure and Presentation blocks, 77 (84.6%) and 48 (85.7%) were fully adequate or appropriate, respectively. In the Relevance block, items 3.2 - Allows transfer and generalization of learning, and 3.5 - Portrays aspects needed to clarify the family, showed bad agreement indices of 0.42 and 0.57, respectively. The analysis was followed by reformulating the text according to the relevant suggestions.

Conclusion:

the text was validated regarding the content of sexually transmitted diseases. A total of 35 stanzas were removed and nine others included, following the recommendations of the experts.

Descriptors:
Visually Impaired Persons; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Self-Help Devices

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