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

      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.




    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.