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Proposed Collection; 60-day Comment Request Evaluation of a Kidney Disease Education and Awareness Program in the Hispanic Community

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the National Kidney Disease Education Program, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval.

Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited to address one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Eileen Newman, Associate Director, National Kidney Disease Education Program, OCPL, NIDDK, NIH, Building 31, Room 9A06, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call non-toll-free number 301-435-8116 or Email your request, including your address to: Eileen.newman@nih.gov. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing.

Comment Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication.

Proposed Collection: Evaluation of a Kidney Disease Education Program with Promotores in the Hispanic Community, 0925-NEW, National Kidney Disease Education Program, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Need and Use of Information Collection: NKDEP is developing a kidney disease education program to raise awareness among the Hispanic community at risk for kidney disease. Since diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease, the program is being developed for inclusion in existing diabetes programs being conducted by “promotores de salud” (Spanish/English-speaking community health workers). A pilot evaluation will assess: (a) Overall quality of the program from the client and promotor/a perspective, including strengths and weaknesses of the program and the training, and areas for program improvement; (b) effectiveness of the program on the clients (the community members being educated); and (c) effectiveness of materials and training, including promotores' ability to deliver education to the client and administer the client pre-test/post-test surveys. The pilot study will deliver strategic and actionable guidance for refining the educational and training materials for national dissemination. Based on outcomes from the pilot study, a national evaluation is planned that will use the client pre-test/post-test surveys to assess: (a) Knowledge gains about kidney disease, (b) awareness of NKDEP resources and importance of kidney health, (c) reported behavior change outcomes and (d) reported health status.

OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 101 (see table below).

Table A.12.A—Estimate Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentResponse burden (hours)Total burden hours
Pilot study collection:
PromotoresPromotores training pre-test, post-test, and qualitative in-depth interview post client session (Attachment 1 and 2)1215/601
PromotoresAdminister client pre-test, post-test, and second post-tests for experimental and control groups (Attachment 3)201715/6085
Client GroupClient pre-test, post-test, second post-test for experimental and control groups (Attachment 3)85110/6014
Client Group (partial)Client qualitative in-depth interview post-client session (Attachment 4)4110/601
Total121101
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Dated: July 10, 2013.

Ruby N. Akomeah,

Project Clearance Liaison, NIDDK, NIH.

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[FR Doc. 2013-17365 Filed 7-18-13; 8:45 am]

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