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Health literacy ESL

Francisco Soto Mas, Cheryl L Schmitt, Holly E Jacobson, Orrin B Myers
Spanish speakers in the United States are in need of effective interventions that address both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and health literacy. However, the literature lacks interventions that have used and evaluated a strategies that focus on both, particularly at the community level. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of a health literacy curriculum on cardiovascular health behavior among Spanish speaking adults. It used a randomized controlled pre-posttest design. Participants included Hispanic adults with a low-to-intermediate level of English proficiency...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Community Health
Brian Wyant, Andrea Smith
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Literacy is a stronger predictor of an individual's health status than age, income, employment status, education level or racial/ethnic group. To improve health literacy and encourage patient-provider communication among cardiovascular patients aged 50 and older, Pennsylvania has partnered with the Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) to provide health literacy training to providers and patient activation training to senior groups in Southeast Pennsylvania. METHODS/APPROACH: The strategy took a multi-prong approach: Conduct health literacy trainings for providers/staff from health systems focusing on oral communication, materials development, e-health, and advocacy efforts...
April 2015: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Francisco Soto Mas, Ming Ji, Brenda O Fuentes, Josefina Tinajero
Although Hispanics have a documented high risk of limited health literacy, there is a scarcity of research with this population group, and particularly with Hispanic immigrants who generally confront language barriers that have been related to low health literacy. The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy identified community-based English-language instruction as a strategy that can facilitate a health literate society. However, the literature lacks discussion on this type of intervention. This randomized control trial aimed to test the feasibility of using conventional English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction for improving health literacy among Spanish-speaking adults...
April 2015: Journal of Health Communication
F Soto Mas, C Cordova, A Murrietta, H E Jacobson, F Ronquillo, D Helitzer
The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy emphasizes the importance of community-based opportunities for education, such as English as a second language (ESL) programs. It recommends collaborations among the adult literacy and ESL communities. However, limited attention has been given to researching the effectiveness of community-based interventions that combine ESL and health literacy. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of using different community settings for improving health literacy among adult Spanish speakers through an English language program...
June 2015: Journal of Community Health
Maricel G Santos, Margaret A Handley, Karin Omark, Dean Schillinger
A reliance on the conceptualization of health literacy as functional skill has limited researchers' views of the adult English-as-a-second-language (ESL) context as a site for health literacy interventions. To explore the contributions of alternative views of literacy as social practice to health literacy research, the authors examined teacher survey data and learner outcomes data collected as part of a multiyear collaboration involving the California Diabetes Program, university researchers, and adult ESL teachers...
2014: Journal of Health Communication
Cecile Karsenty, Michael Landau, Robert Ferguson
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess communication at the bedside in the emergency room between residents and their patients in order to identify common communication gaps. We also intended to evaluate whether residents for whom English is a second language (ESL residents) communicate less effectively. METHODS: A scorable checklist was developed in order to assess and identify communication gaps between the residents and their patients. Medical students observed the internal medicine and family medicine residents while they admitted patients to the medical service in the Emergency Room...
2013: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Josefa L Martinez, Susan E Rivers, Lindsay R Duncan, Michelle Bertoli, Samantha Domingo, Amy E Latimer-Cheung, Peter Salovey
Low health literacy contributes significantly to cancer health disparities disadvantaging minorities and the medically underserved. Immigrants to the United States constitute a particularly vulnerable subgroup of the medically underserved, and because many are non-native English speakers, they are pre-disposed to encounter language and literacy barriers across the cancer continuum. Healthy Eating for Life (HE4L) is an English as a second language (ESL) curriculum designed to teach English language and health literacy while promoting fruit and vegetable consumption for cancer prevention...
December 2013: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Erika Mein, Brenda Fuentes, Francisco Soto Más, Andrés Muro
The increasing digitization of information and communication has undoubtedly impacted the ways in which people in the United States access and interpret health information. Although the traditional emphasis of health literacy research has been the comprehension of health-related texts such as patient information forms, prescriptions, and medicine labels, the increased use of electronic means to locate health information requires more critical engagement with texts beyond basic comprehension. In accessing electronic health information, patients need to be able to navigate the vast amount of online health information and to interpret and synthesize health information across multiple sources (i...
December 2012: Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization
Francisco Soto Mas, Erika Mein, Brenda Fuentes, Barry Thatcher, Héctor Balcázar
Adult Hispanic immigrants are at a greater risk of experiencing the negative outcomes related to low health literacy, as they confront cultural and language barriers to the complex and predominately monolingual English-based U.S. health system. One approach that has the potential for simultaneously addressing the health, literacy, and language needs of Hispanics is the combination of health literacy and English as a second language (ESL) instruction. The purpose of the project was to evaluate the feasibility of using ESL instruction as a medium for improving health literacy among Hispanic immigrants...
March 2013: Health Promotion Practice
Jennifer McWhirter, Laura Todd, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
The Short Test of Functional Health Literacy for Adults (S-TOFHLA) and Cloze test are commonly used tools to measure comprehension of health information (i.e., health literacy); however, little is known about their use in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) populations. In this study, we compared written (Cloze test) and oral (Teach Back) measures of colon cancer information comprehension among ESL Chinese immigrant women to Canada. Performances on colon cancer-specific measures were compared to a general measure of health literacy (S-TOFHLA)...
September 2011: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
M D Thomson, L Hoffman-Goetz
Health literacy, conceptualized as a framework involving basic (functional), interactive and critical skill sets, is a key determinant of health. Application of the health literacy framework (HLF) to immigrant populations has been limited. Our objective was to apply the HLF to discourses about diet-related colon cancer prevention among English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) immigrant women. We also explored whether these discussions could inform the development of culturally appropriate information and potentially increase health literacy...
March 2012: Health Promotion International
Laura Todd, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
Inadequate health literacy has been identified as a barrier to the utilization of health-care services, including cancer screening. This study examined predictors of health literacy among 106 older Chinese immigrant women to Canada and how colon cancer information presented in their first versus second language affected health literacy skill. Only 38.7% of the women had adequate health literacy based on Short Test of Functional Health Literacy for Adults, and 54.3% had adequate comprehension of the colon cancer information...
June 2011: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Laura Todd, Erin Harvey, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
Little is known about the cancer screening behaviors of older ESL Chinese immigrant women. To explore predictors of colon and breast cancer screening in this population, 103 Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking immigrant women ages 50 years and older were recruited. Participants completed questionnaires to evaluate screening behaviors, health literacy, and demographic characteristics. Eighty-five percent self-reported that they were current breast cancer screeners, and 75% were current colon cancer screeners. Recommendation from a physician, having a female physician, and high or moderate proficiency in English predicted current mammography screening...
March 2011: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
Laura E Nimmon
OBJECTIVES: This research examines if the process of creating and using a participatory photonovel can empower immigrant ESL-speaking women and also act as a tool to educate these women about a specific health topic. METHODS: Data were collected through a) two separate interviews with each participant, b) two focus groups, c) field notes during the meetings the author had with the women once a week, and d) photographs of the photonovel project. RESULTS: The women created a participatory photonovel about nutrition entitled From Junk Food to Healthy Eating: Tanya's Journey to a Better Life (to view this photonovel go to: http://www...
July 2007: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
La Vonne A Downey, Leslie Zun
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study is to test a verbal test of English comprehension for use in the healthcare setting. The BEST (Basic English Skills Test) oral interview test is a verbal test to determine language competency. There is currently no verbal test for determination of English language competency used in healthcare. Currently, the STOFHLA (Short Test of Functional Health Literacy Assessment) is used; however, it measures health literacy using a written exam, which does not measure language competency...
July 2007: Journal of the National Medical Association
O S Hong
1. As the population of adults with limited English proficiency plays an increasingly important role in the United States workplaces, there has been a growing recognition that literacy and limited English skills affect health and safety training programs. 2. Several important principles can be used as the underlying framework to guide teaching workers with limited English proficiency: clear and vivid way of teaching; contextual curriculum based on work; using various teaching methods; and staff development...
January 2001: AAOHN Journal: Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
J P Elder, J Candelaria, S I Woodruff, A L Golbeck, M H Criqui, G A Talavera, J W Rupp, C P Domier
Low literacy skills may negatively affect health through misuse of medication, inability to follow medical directions or due to limitations placed on the consumer's ability to access health information. The association between low literacy among adults and cardiovascular disease has not been thoroughly investigated in some ethnic groups. The purpose of this comprehensive study is to describe the results of a nutritional-related cardiovascular health program for limited English proficient adults enrolled in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes...
December 1998: Health Education Research
J Westermeyer, C Her
The objective of this study was to assess factors associated with later acquisition of English language fluency among Hmong refugees in Minnesota. Fluency in a society's lingua franca is a critical skill in psychosocial adaptation and mental health. A longitudinal study design was used, in which premigration and early postmigration factors were related to subsequent English fluency. The first group of 102 Hmong refugees located in Minnesota by the Immigration and Naturalization Service participated, and were interviewed in their homes...
1996: Cultural Diversity and Mental Health
G K Lyons, S I Woodruff, J I Candelaria, J W Rupp, J P Elder
Hispanic adults who had low literacy in English (n = 14.3) and who attended community college English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes, completed 24-hour dietary recalls using version 2.5 of the computerized Minnesota Nutrition Data System (NDS), which included many Hispanic foods. The purposes of our study were to assess the appropriateness of NDS for a Hispanic group who had low literacy in English, to describe the development and implementation of training procedures for NDS interviewers, and to discuss the special problems that occurred using the enhanced version of NDS...
December 1996: Journal of the American Dietetic Association
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