Ask me 3: Improving communication in a hispanic pediatric outpatient practice

Virginia Seguin Mika, Pamela R. Wood, Barry D. Weiss, Leah Treviño

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Objective: To implement Ask-Me-3, a program that encourages patients to ask questions of physicians, in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic pediatric practice. Methods: We publicized Ask-Me-3 with posters/brochures in clinic. We interviewed parents before and 6 months after implementation to determine if they knew about and used the Ask-Me-3 questions. Results: No parents knew about Ask-Me-3 before implementation. Of 393 parents interviewed 6 months later, 42% knew about Ask-Me-3, and half of these used the questions. Conclusions: With a simple strategy for introducing Ask-Me-3, 20% of parents were using Ask-Me-3 six months later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)s115-s121
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2007


  • Communication
  • Health literacy
  • Hispanic
  • Literacy
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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