Plain Language Education for Individuals Newly Diagnosed with Lung Cancer and Family Members:
A Focus on Health Literacy
University of South Carolina Honors College
McDonnell (Co-I; BS Student Mentored Study) 

The long-term goal of this project was to develop and test educational materials in plain language (5th-grade level) for families living with lung cancer who are largely underserved by current health education providers. Using a storybook format targeting two behaviors (smoking and physical inactivity) with embedded stress management content, the material was tested for content validity with national experts and survivors of lung cancer and their family members (6 dyads).